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Rainham Marshes

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Great for relaxing walks and wildlife spotting .

I have been a regular visitor here since December 2017. The staff at the RSPB are very friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dagenham, England, United Kingdom
Beautiful tranquil place to walk round

I love this place there’s lots of wildlife to see and it’s the only place I’ve ever seen a... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Thurrock RM19 1SZ, England
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All reviews the reserve cakes small charge main building circular walk rspb shop fresh air flora and fauna pleasant walk lovely cafe water voles the hustle and bustle cup of tea many occasions few hours fenchurch st at reasonable prices
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a regular visitor here since December 2017. The staff at the RSPB are very friendly and knowledgeable . I joined primarily for the walks around the reserve and along the River Thames, but it is impossible not to be drawn towards the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank curlydave148
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I love this place there’s lots of wildlife to see and it’s the only place I’ve ever seen a kingfisher! There are plenty of hides to stop rest and view the wildlife! Parking is free! And entry is free if you live local!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank devfox
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Although I live locally I don’t really walk here, if out dog walking along the Thames usually walk from Coalharbour. Dog free today so went for a 3 hour stroll with my friend. Stopped at the cafe, decent food at decent prices. Staff were all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EssexYvonne
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Went there for few hours bike ride, lovely views safe and tranquil lots of different things to see great and cheap way to get out in the fresh air

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A great place to go for a walk and finish up in the elevated cafa with glass walls providing excellent views of the Thames and marshes. Always binoculars available to use.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We went here cycling with a 4 and 6 year old - there is an 8.5km cycle trail along the river bank and nature reserve. On a good day apparently you can see seals on the other side of the Thames - honestly we didn’t...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Visited often over the past few years and was a favourite fairly local site to visit, butI don’t think I’ll bother in future, apart from the guy on Reception who was chatty and smiley, the other staff appear totally disinterested and you certainly don’t feel...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kandm11
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I have been a regular visitor to Rainham RSPB facility as it is among the most developed in Essex, offering a restaurant and viewing opportunities in the main building as well as a number of viewing hides within the grounds. The site provides a circular...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This place should really be called RSPB Purfleet or Purfleet Marshes as the entrance is not really near Rainham. Theres not many places to visit around Purfleet but this is a nice tranquil place to visit. All round theres lots of activities put on for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NauticatUK
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We finished here having walked the last stretch of 10 miles from Upminster Bridge Station in temperatures of 30C and direct sunshine. A mixed section but the last stretch by the Thames and the reward of a cold drink or a cup of tea spurred...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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27 August 2018|
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Response from kittyginger | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I do not know, as I am not local. I suggest you ring and I am sure they will be able to help.
Amandeep S
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Response from Jane H | Reviewed this property |
There are always lots of other birders around who are happy to point out anything you are not sure of . Take pictures and show them at the visitor centre where the staff will help. A lovely place have fun