Hambrook Marshes is owned by Love Hambrook Marshes Trust and is open all the time. The trust manages the land for everyone to enjoy, and it also runs work and training activities in conservation and land management skills. The lovely fields that now border the river were once a 40 foot deep quarry – gravel and sand were excavated and used to build the road that now by-passes Canterbury. The quarry was then filled with chalky stone from further south of Canterbury. Interpretation panels provide further information about the local history of the marshes and the wildlife that now inhabit it. Hambrook Marshes has footpaths, cycle paths and board walks. The disused railway now has steps leading up to it and at the top visitors can enjoy great views of the surrounding countryside.
Easy access information
This park and open space has at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.