RSPB are managing the fragile Dungeness habitat to preserve its unique character and biodiversity.

In addition to managing habitat for the important bird populations that visit and live on the reserve, Dungeness was recently chosen for the UK reintroduction of the short-haired bumblebee. In addition it also supports populations of medicinal leeches and great crested newts.

Dungeness is a great place to see birds and can be an excellent place to experience migration in spring and autumn.Large numbers of common migrants can be encountered and rarities are often recorded.

Winter is also a very good time to visit when the reserve holds a significant numbers of waterbirds.Along with commoner species bittern,smew, goldeneye, goosander,black-necked and slavonian grebes are all likely to be seen.

The reserve has a visitor centre with toilets,a two mile nature trail and a number of hides from which to watch birds.

If the delights of the reserve are not enough Dungeness is also an excellent sea watching site,just make sure you dress appropriately for the conditions!

How to get to Dungeness RSPB:

Map reference: TR062197

Postcode: TN29 9PN

One mile from Lydd on the Dungeness Road turn right at Boulderwall Farm for the main site.The visitor centre and car park are one mile along the entrance track.The entrance to ARC pit and Hanson hide is opposite the main reserve entrance on the left of the Dungeness Road

Location

Postcode: TN29 9PN

Latitude / Longitude: 50.9281856, 0.9412884