Wildlife Walk at Rainham Marshes
Join our fabulous team for a winter walk at Rainham Marshes, as we take you on a wonderful wildlife walk around the marshes. Every season sees a different suite of wildlife for you to encounter!
Rainham Marshes is an important area for wildlife, and a great place for visitors all year round - you can expect to see breeding wading birds and a variety of invertebrates in spring and summer. Also look out for lapwings, redshanks, wheatears, stonechats, kingfishers, hobbies, curlews, swifts, sand martins, house martins, warblers, marsh harriers, reed buntings, water voles, damselflies, butterflies, bees (such as the shrill carder bee and the brown-banded carder bee) and grass snakes.
In winter, you can see large flocks of wildfowl. Keep an eye out for marsh harriers, golden plovers, water and rock pipits, little egrets, snipe, chiffchaffs, curlews, lapwings, dunlins, redshanks, shelducks, peregrines, kingfishers, short-eared owls, stoats and weasels.
Our friendly guides will take you for a stroll around the reserve to see the highlights of the season's wildlife. Best of all, we can tailor it to suit YOU! A particular species you want to see, not keen on walking a long distance, or if you would like to know about the history of the reserve - just let us know.
You don't need to book in advance - you can just come along and pay on the day.
Adult £5 (£4 members). Please bring your membership cards with you. Normal reserve entrance fees apply for non-members.
Friday's: 10 am-12 noon
Sunday's: 1-3 pm
Our walks are usually 2 hours long, but if we see lots it could take us longer to get back to the centre - do let your guide know how long you want to be out exploring.
Wear weather appropriate clothing, and meet us at reception.
Rainham Marshes nature reserve, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ
Fri 22 Apr to Sun 19 June