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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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What's On in Brookland?

  • School of Wizards & Witches

    Sunday 24th June
    Location: Rye

    Magic, Monsters and Mystery. An interactive adventure show set in an 18th Century Wizards Tower. Tickets from the website ... more

  • Ryebellion Drummers

    Monday 25th June @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    We are the drumming group of the Rye & District Bonfire Society. We perform at events throughout the Sussex bonfire ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 28th June @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Multi-instrumentalist Phil Brown, who plays saxophone, flute and also piano, joins the regulars of bassist Dave Silk and sultry vocalist ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 29th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 9th March - 14th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • An Evening of Wurlitzer and Song

    Friday 29th June
    Location: Rye

    The popular Annual Concert featuring young Wurlitzer stars of the furture playing their entries to the year's Young Theatre Organist ... more

  • Tommy Ludford at the King's Head

    Sunday 1st July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Tommy Ludford at the King's Head Inn - A268 - TN31 7NH. ... more

  • Ryebellion Drummers

    Monday 2nd July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    We are the drumming group of the Rye & District Bonfire Society. We perform at events throughout the Sussex bonfire ... more

  • Salts Farm Stitchers

    Thursday 5th July
    Location: East Guldeford

    Activity social group for knitters, crocheters and stitchers who want to get together with like minded people. Meet in the ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 6th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 9th March - 14th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • Wildlife Watch - Rye Harbour

    Saturday 7th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Our monthly club for children aged 5-11 offering a chance to find out more about the natural world and the ... more

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