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Rainham Marshes Wildlife Walk

Join the team for a wonderful wildlife walk around Rainham 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.

You don’t need to book in advance – you can just come along and pay on the day.

Adult £5 (£4 RSPB members), child £3 (RSPB member £2). Please bring your membership cards with you.
Normal reserve entrance fees apply for non-members.

Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the event start time.

Wear weather appropriate clothing, and meet us at the reception desk in the visitor centre.

Our walks are usually 2 hours long.