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RSPB Dungeness

RSPB Dungeness near Brookland, Kent

RSPB Dungeness
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Dungeness Road
Dungeness
Kent
TN29 9PN
01797 320 588
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If you haven't been to Dungeness, nothing can quite prepare you for the landscape – mile after mile of shingle, which is wild and a little weird!

On a cold winter's day, it is a delight to sit snug in the visitor centre and look out through a huge picture window at the waterbirds on the large gravel pit just outside including grebe and diver, and it is perhaps the best place in the UK for watching the delightful smew. There is an excellent chance of seeing bitterns and bearded tits in winter. In summer, redshanks, lapwings and reedbed birds breed, including the majestic marsh harrier which are resident all year round on the reserve.

Dungeness's position, jutting into the English Channel, makes it ideally placed to watch for migrant birds arriving or departing, with many different types of wading bird, wheatears, swallows, martins and warblers regularly seen.

RSPB Dungeness is not just all about the birds though. In the summer months, Dungeness is covered with vibrant wildflowers which attract a huge array of butterflies and moths. We are home to many species of damsel and dragonflies and rare species of solitary bees and bumblebees.


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  • Last of the Summer Swine

    Saturday 20th October
    Location: Rye

    Last of the Summer Swine - Wild Boar Gumbo with Smoked Sausage and Smoked Prawn, Garlic and Chilli Sourdough from ... more

  • Guided Ghost Walks of Rye

    Saturday 20th October @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    A unique opportunity to explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark. Hear tales of historical dark deeds and murder, ... more

  • Happy Sundays

    Sunday 21st October @ 4:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Happy Sundays@ Olde World Wines - an afternoon of poetry, music and miscellany. ... more

  • The Disparate Folk

    Sunday 21st October @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Disparate Folk at the Ypres Castle Inn. ... more

  • Children's Craft Afternoon

    Monday 22nd October @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Children (and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles …) certainly enjoy these afternoons when there are things to make and do. ... more

  • Leaf Ghosts @ Rye Bookshop

    Tuesday 23rd October
    Location: Rye

    Come and make Leaf Ghosts with us – fun and spooooky activity! at Rye Bookshop, 25 High Street, Rye. Contact ... more

  • Strandline Safari

    Tuesday 23rd October @ 1:30pm
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Take a stroll to the beach for some beachcombing along the strandline. What exciting things will the tide have washed ... more

  • Rye Ukulele Experiment

    Tuesday 23rd October
    Location: Rye

    Piggy themed songs, Wild Boar nibbles and lots more! ... more

  • Witches Hat @ Rye Bookshop

    Wednesday 24th October
    Location: Rye

    “First Prize for the Worst Witch” story time and make your own witches hat activity at Rye Bookshop, 25 High ... more

  • Story Time @ Rye Bookshop

    Thursday 25th October
    Location: Rye

    “The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark” story time at Rye Bookshop, 25 High Street, Rye. Contact 01797 227 ... more

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