Set in 11 hectares, this Local Nature Reserve harbours unspoiled dune grassland, willow scrub and ponds rich in wildlife, all of which can be explored via its three walking trails.
As a Site of Special Scientific Interest it is a nationally important site for great crested newts. Other species of special interest include great diving beetles, small red-eyed damselfly and tree sparrows, along with a number of acid grassland plants.
At the welcoming Visitor Centre (an award-winning ecologically built facility with straw bale walls) you’ll find dramatic, informative displays on the Marsh and its heritage. In keeping with the Centre’s ecological ethos, there are also often horticultural events and practical demonstrations of ways to reduce your impact on the environment, along with hot and cold drinks, a gift shop, toilets and a wide range of tourist information.
Around the site you’ll also find an organic garden, the Art Shack (home to revolving exhibitions of work by local artists and photographers), a bird observation shelter, an abundance of wildflowers and a replica of a traditional Romney Marsh brick-built Shepherd’s Hut (or Looker’s Hut) – the likes of which can be found dotted around the Marshes, but which are now all too often falling into disrepair.
Easy access information
This park and open space has well surfaced routes suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs, and has no width restricting features, such as stiles or non RADAR kissing gates.