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Monkton Nature Reserve

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Junction of the A229 and the A253, Monkton, Ramsgate CT12 4LH, England
+44 1843 822666
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Relaxing, peaceful walk with nature.

Went today in the beautiful weather and talk a lovely walk round. It took me two hours to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
950SallyAnn
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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
via mobile
relaxed walk

this place is an old quarry site, and has attracted lots of wildlife since. enjoy going for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pdhwonderland
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Kent, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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“chalk pit” (8 reviews)
“fairy houses” (7 reviews)
“birds of prey” (6 reviews)
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Junction of the A229 and the A253, Monkton, Ramsgate CT12 4LH, England
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+44 1843 822666
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"chalk pit"
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"fairy houses"
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"birds of prey"
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"pond dipping"
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"second hand bookshop"
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"brass rubbings"
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"few hours"
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"dinosaur trail"
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"old quarry"
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"annual pass"
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"peaceful area"
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"green woodpecker"
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"harris hawk"
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"different levels"
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"couple of hours"
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"during school holidays"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went today in the beautiful weather and talk a lovely walk round. It took me two hours to walk round and air with nature. There’s plenty of benches all the way round to stop and sit and just take in the views. Just nature at...More

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Martin S, Assistant Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sally Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this place is an old quarry site, and has attracted lots of wildlife since. enjoy going for a lovely albeit noisy walk here as it’s near busy carriageways. the kids like following the trails and spotting the different creatures. nice place to take a picnic...More

Thank pdhwonderland
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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! It can be noisy with the roads, however, I find that I tune out of the traffic noise after a short while! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We were blessed to have the whole place to ourselves as it forecasted rain, even if it never came! The nature was really relaxing and the kids absolutely adored the fairy houses' trail: such a good family outing!

Thank Trilingual2007
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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your time at the Reserve. Its always good to have the place to yourselves! Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

An old chalk pit that has let nature take over,it is a lovely place to amble through. Very reasonably priced a well. After a good couple of hours it was time to head for a coffee,walked in and there was a guy there with his...More

Thank Dexter1210
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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks for the great review! As you said, Alex is usually around with his birds of prey on Fridays during school holidays. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Really friendly and helpful staff. The yearly pass is really cheap. Good if your children are at walking age and above. Don't take a pram! Lots of steps and hills but fantastic for burning off the energy of little ones! Great views at the top...More

Thank sexy p
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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. It's much appreciated.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I’m going to be one of those reviewers for this attraction that says “I pass here, almost, on a daily basis, and lived in the area for 40 years, but never visited Monkton Nature Reserve”. And I am so glad we visited for the first...More

Thank Andrew W
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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Andrew. And thank you for your support.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Have lived in Thanet for many years and to my shame have never visited Monkton nature reserve before , took our two grandchildren aged 5 and 2 years today and have had a wonderful time. Different trails to follow , we followed the fairies but...More

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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you for your review, Lisa. And thank you for your support.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

My 4 year old loved it, we did the fairy trail she thought it was good fun free parking and cheap to get in. Would go again

1  Thank Penny374
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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad your daughter enjoyed herself.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited this reserve a few days ago, and thought it was delightful. There are very well marked walks, some down in the chalk pit, and some up on the cliffs. A beautiful peaceful area. The building itself is a bit of a Tardis! There's...More

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Martin S, Manager at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks for your review guys. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your time giving your feedback. Martin Assistant Manager

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great day here today. Was there for 4 and a 1/2 hours which was surprising! The 3 and 4 year old absolutely loved it! Searching for fairy houses and collecting twigs, mushrooms and berries!! Hot drinks £1, a can was 75p, sat...More

Thank Gemma S
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Kashmir F, Environmental Education Officer at Monkton Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review Gemma! I'm so glad you and the children enjoyed it. Glad you saw some fairies too, including Daisy (I think she's my favourite fairy). Hope to see you again soon!

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gemma w
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Hello Gemma, Thanks for getting in touch. No dogs allowed at all unfortunately. Thanks, Kashmir
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