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Site Details

Unique shingle range, combined with former gravel/quarry diggings (that have been reclaimed by nature) to regenerate superb habitat. Home in the summer to breeding terns and gulls, visited in winter by ducks including Smew. The reserve is positioned by the English Channel, close to the Continent, and sees many passage migrants from waders to warblers, raptors and passerines.

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Additional Site Details


Take the Dungeness road from Lydd. The reserve entrance is approx. 1 mile from Lydd at TR063186 on the right (west). Then follow access road through the reserve to the car park and visitor centre at TR067185.


Open to RSPB members and non-members.


Ample parking at visitor centre.

Opening Times

08.00 until dusk.


Very good hides with wheelchair access; toilets with adapted facility for the disabled; picnic area; noticeboard; 2.5-mile nature trail with wheelchair and pushchair access; binocular hire; snacks, light refreshments, gift shop, etc. at Visitor Centre, which is open from 10:00 to 17:00.

Key Areas / Routes

ARC Pit TR070196
Burrowes Pit TR070186
Denge Marsh TR055184
Hanson ARC Hide TR06641959
New Diggings TR070191
Dennis's Hide TR06841851
Firth Hide TR06781824
Makepeace Hide TR06781812
Scott Hide TR06521794
Christmas Dell Hide TR06241821
Denge Marsh Hide TR05861837
Hooker's Pits TR058190
Water Tower Pits TR067201

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