Elmley National Nature Reserve, Sheerness

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Elmley National Nature Reserve is located in Sheerness. To visit Elmley National Nature Reserve on your trip to Sheerness, use our Sheerness trip planning website .
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  • Our travelling arrangements changed and after contacting Elmley we were fortunate to get booked into the Samphire Shepard hut for an extra night on the Monday. Wow!! what an adventure! The snow came d...  more »
  • This reserve is outstanding for raptors and waders. As the seasons blow through the migrants come and go but whatever time of year you are guaranteed to see Marsh Harriers. The main area is accessed t...  more »
  • Whilst we were staying on sight in the Saltbox we walked around the beautiful and expansive reserve. As novice birdwatchers we appreciated all the information provided. Well worth a visit!  more »
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  • This is a real 'get away from it all' place. Best to visit early or late in the day. The car is a good place to observe the wildlife. Then park up and walk to the hides and enjoy the peace and quiet. Better still, stay for a couple of nights in one of the shepherd's huts for the complete experience.
  • Clearly signposted - long drive to the car park from the entrance but able to stop to see the birds. On our visit there were dozens of lapwings several Marsh harriers, buzzards, herons and swans to name but a few. Toilets at the car park then gravel tracks to several bird hides. Exposed area so choose a mild day! Take binoculars as lots to see. Bird feeders in the car park attracts many birds.
  • We came here for a weekend in January and had a brilliant time, it was a perfect escape. It took us just over an hour to get there from our home in London so was the perfect weekend getaway. Our cabin was really warm and cosy, beautifully designed and had everything we needed. It also had the most incredible views. We could watch the sunrise, sunset and the birds on the lake and forming murmurations, from the comfort of the bed. We cooked our own food some days but also had dinner delivered to our cabin one night which was delicious. We also has massages. It a perfect winter break and we would love to go back one day!
  • Our trip to Elmley Nature Reserve was amazing! We stayed in one of the cabins - The Ferryman's. It was absolutely fantastic! We stayed for 2 nights and it was so peaceful. We didn't see a single soul until we ventured for our 1-hour massage, which was equally heavenly.
  • A good place to go bird watching. However, be aware the walks to the hides are a long way from the car park.
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