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Oare Marshes

Unfortunately Oare Marshes will be closed to vehicles from 24th November 2014 for 15 weeks due to South Eastern Water installing a new water main. We apologise for any inconvenience.

An important wetland reserve with a range of bird species.

Of international importance for migratory, overwintering and breeding wetland birds, the reserve consists of grazing marsh (one of a few left in Kent) with freshwater dykes, open water scrapes, reedbed, saltmarsh and seawall.

Nearby nature reserves

South Swale
3 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
South Blean
7 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Cromers Wood
7 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Church Road, Oare
Faversham
Kent
ME13 0QA
Map reference
TR 013 647
Great for...
birdwatching
overwintering birds
spring migrant birds
stunning views
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
81.00 hectares
Status
Environmentally Sensitive Area
Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Ramsar
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Protection Areas (SPA)
Access
Yes

Located on the south bank of the Swale Sea Channel, 2km (1 1/4 mile) north of Oare Village, near Faversham. Bus 333 operates from Faversham, Sittingbourne and Maidstone to Oare Village 2km. The nearest railway station is Faversham.
Walking information
Stay on circular footpaths, please enjoy visiting the viewing hides.
Parking
Car parking is provided opposite the Watch House, near the sea wall at the end of the Harty Ferry Road. For those confined to a car or wheelchair, there is a disabled-only car park 300m from the hide overlooking the East Flood.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Highlands and other cattle as well as Konik horses.
Reserve manager
Kevin Duvall
Tel: 01622 662012
info@kentwildlife.org.uk