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Rainham Marshes

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Great and easy cycle trail

We went here cycling with a 4 and 6 year old - there is an 8.5km cycle trail along the river bank... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Well managed RSPB facility close to the Thames

I have been a regular visitor to Rainham RSPB facility as it is among the most developed in Essex... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
David W
Orsett, United Kingdom
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Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Thurrock RM19 1SZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 19 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

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

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

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

Thank Johntherunner
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Been riding our bikes to the centre for 3 years for a tea stop and occasional cake. This Saturday(21/07/2018) we were accosted by a member of staff and told we could not leave our bikes in the usual place. He claimed it was a fire...More

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

It is amazing experience to Run alone the Thames river. I was also impressed by the number of animals

Thank Samuel B
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We had been intrigued to see Rainham Marshes featuring on the slot before the BBC news and finding ourselves in the area for the weekend, decided to visit. It was well sign-posted - a bonus if you are unfamiliar with the area, and the approach...More

Thank kittyginger
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

It’s lovely here. Peaceful, relaxing. If you love your wildlife, you’ll definitely love this place. They even have a cafe. Recommend that too!

Thank chanelk91
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I used to take my son here regularly so I decided to take my nephew when he was visiting from Hong Kong, I understand that it's a nature reserve and as such they want to allow it to be natural, we spent pretty much the...More

1  Thank Sally G
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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