Hill is a ridge overlooking the Thames and its nature reserve is an excellent
place for bird watchers.
The reserve has the one of the largest heronries
in the UK and also contains a diversity of woodland birds. Look out for the stunning
display of springtime wild flowers.
Ancient woodlands are great places to watch wildlife
especially birds and mammals such as deer and wild boar.
- Get out and about in spring woodlands for birds of
prey, badger watching and wild walks.
Hill - Visitor Guide
Hill, near High Halstow, Rochester, Kent.
North Kent Marshes team - 01634 222480 or 01634 222489
- 01634 843666
Wildlife Trust - email@example.com
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Activities: Bird watching. Heron Trail - free leaflet from car parks, RSPB
or North Kent Marshes team (see above). Wildlife events and activities.
walks available year round.
recommended - some paths can become very muddy.
times for nature watching:|
times: Early morning for dawn chorus/early evening for Nightingales.
- best seen when they're busy nesting.
Nightingales - hear them
in the evening.
Join a dusk walk at the reserve.
- watch out for wading birds and wildfowl including Wigeons and Teals, and birds
of prey such as Hen Harriers and Merlins.
Disabled parking. Some paths can become very muddy. Also
Located four miles north
of Rochester in Kent. Follow signposts from High Halstow.
railway station (five miles away).
Bus services from Strood stop
regularly in High Halstow.
Car parking on site.
Public footpaths open 9.00am
Heronry - no direct access to general public as these birds
dislike disturbance. However, there is a good public viewpoint in the forest.
for special visits should be made in writing one month or more in advance.
use of public footpaths.|
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