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A walk on the Wild Side Nature Trail

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A Walk on the Wild Side Nature Trail (7 miles)

A haven for wildlife, wetland and migrating birds, take a walk on the wild side and discover one of Kent’s most beautiful wildlife havens on the doorstep of the historic market town of Faversham.

You’ll be bowled over by breath-taking views across farmland, sweeping pasture and glistening wetlands, the scene is framed by the open sea and the local fishing boats that still land their catch here.

Oare marshes are an unspoilt and tranquil haven for walkers, livestock and wildlife. Cattle and sheep graze the wetlands, following a centuries-old tradition that encourages a diversity of coastal plants, creating an internationally-important bird life sanctuary. Your walk takes you through a 200-acre reserve managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust. 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.

You may even be lucky enough to spy one of the 14 different species of dragonfly and damselfly recorded here.

Download the leaflet here.


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Groups welcome
Pets welcome
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