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RSPB Northward Hill Nature Reserve

Address: RSPB Northward Hill, Rochester ME3 8DS

Email address: [email protected]

Contact number: 01634 222480

Grid reference: TQ768765

Facilities: Car park, toilets, accessible toilets, viewing point and nature trails

On a ridge overlooking the Thames Marshes, Northward Hill includes scrubland rich in nightingales and whitethroats, a lovely bluebell wood, a large rookery and a cherry orchard. It is also a working farm with cows and sheep. The reserve also includes great swathes of flat marshes, where lapwings and avocets breed, and wigeons and teals flock in large numbers over winter.

Read more on the RSPB website

Cooling Parish Council The RSPB

RSPB Cliffe Pools

Address: RSPB Cliffe Pools, Salt Lane, Rochester ME3 7SX

Email address: [email protected]

Contact number: 01634 222480

Grid reference: TQ722757

Facilities: Car park, pushchair friendly, viewing point and nature trails

The remote landscape of Cliffe Pools has a variety of wetland, coastal and estuary habitats.

The Pickles Way track continues for 2 miles towards the Thames estuary where a public footpath follows the seawall to meet the Saxon Shoreway long distance footpath. This can be followed eastwards back across the centre of the reserve or westwards along the Thames to the RSPB reserves of Higham Bight and Shorne Marshes.

Cooling Parish Council The RSPB