For pre-booked day visits, online bookings and up to date visitor information go to https://www.elmleynaturereserve.co.uk/the-reserve-information
Your ticket will give you access to the Elmley National Nature Reserve for the times shown below.
Enjoy a safari experience on the two mile entry track through roaming cattle, winding waterways and wildlife. Keep an eye out for hares, marsh harrier, egrets, lapwings and redshank.
From the car park you are welcome to cycle or walk along the nature trails through the Reserve.
You can also have breakfast, lunch and dinner with us at Kingshill Barn along with coffees, tea, snacks and ice creams. Just pop in when you arrive at Kingshill Farm for a daily menu and order at the bar.
Elmley is a huge National Nature Reserve, where peaceful meadows and waterways are dominated by vast, soul-stirring skies.
The Reserve, on a family-run farm, is renowned for wildlife and new Shepherds Hut accommodation. At Elmley you are likely to see water birds wading in the ponds, magnificent birds of prey soaring above, hares bounding across the meadows, as well as a butterflies, dragonflies and bees exploring the waterways and wildflowers. If you’re lucky you might spot a watervole hiding among the reeds or a grass-snake basking by the ponds.
Elmley is also crammed full of heritage and history: Discover the house where King James II was imprisoned in 1688, the remains of a Victorian village and the marshes that inspired Dickens’ Great Expectations.
The Reserve is a popular spot for photographer owing to its mesmerising landscapes, special quality of light and abundance of wildlife. Adult workshops and hire of photography hides are also available.
The Reserve is a renowned wildlife spot with the highest concentration of breeding waders such as lapwing, redshank, avocet, oyster catcher in lowland UK attracting wildlife enthusiasts, birdwatchers and photographers from throughout the UK.
The traditional Kentish barn is available for hire for weddings and events.
Escape to Elmley, only one hour from London, and enjoy walking, bird watching, photography or simply relaxing in the magnificent scenery.
For more information on visiting Elmley please call: 07931 315271
Or visit www.elmleynaturereserve.co.uk
Photo Credits: Robert Canis and John Whitting