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Rainham Marshes

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Address: Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet RM19 1SZ, England
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+44 1708 899840
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Nature on my doorstep

This is local to me and is good for a short visit or all day. Plenty of parking and a nice cafe and shop on site. What you see on the reserve depends on what time of year you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris37111
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is local to me and is good for a short visit or all day. Plenty of parking and a nice cafe and shop on site. What you see on the reserve depends on what time of year you visit but there is always something.

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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you live in Thurrock you do not pay to go in here (Take some Identification with you like a driving license) Take the winding path through the rushes in the marshes and you can easily forget that you are in one of the most densely populated areas of the country, it should take you around 1-1:30 hours to walk... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Over the weekend our Hiking group visited the Rainham Marshes on our monthly walk. After trekking through the Marshes, we ended our journey at the bird sanctuary. I was not all that blown away with the experience due to the lack of bird wildlife. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the venue looked and cared for. So it is... More 

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Thank Fanus W
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely peaceful nature reserve - the kids enjoyed their picnic lunch, climbing on the boulders, playing on the adventure playground before a lovely family walk

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A day off from work and the opportunity for us to spend a few hours in this tranquil haven just off the M25/A13. This RSPB managed site is first class. A friendly greeting awaits you from the staff, who will take time to tell you what birds, mammals etc. might be seen. The gentle walk around level boardwalks for about... More 

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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife, 15 year-old son and I visited the reserve on Saturday morning and were greeted enthusiastically by the lovely scottish guy on the reception who took time to explain the layout of the site and pointed out the facilities on the free map. We spent a couple of hours walking around the site in the sunshine and took time... More 

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2 Thank Kevin C
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a pocket of nature tucked away amongst an industrial landscape. Plentiful parking (voluntary payment of £1) and a nice visitors centre and shop. Infact you could just call in for a coffee and enjoy the view from the visitors centre on a cold day. The circular walk around the reserve takes in a variety of habitats and all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I visited Rainham marshes for the first time today. The RSPB acquired it back in 2000 and they preserve the ancient marshes which teem with wildlife. I arrived for opening time at 9.30 under a beautiful blue sky . There is is a car park with a voluntary £1 donation parking fee and entry is free to the site if... More 

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1 Thank Aussie135
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the approach to Rainham Marshes this area of south Essex is as grim as it could possibly by: dozens of lorries, industrial grime and traffic. But after a short drive up the approach road you come of an oasis of calm. These marshes are a haven of calm with thousands of birds. Clear signs tell... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Large reserve - over 4 mile loop round the outside. Mostly wetland but with a small area of woodland and also an enclosed area full of butterflies. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. 4 large hides spaced round the loop. Apart from many birds i saw a water vole eating reeds. Tea room serving yummy looking cakes. Right next to the Thames... More 

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