About Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Weekly health walk
Wednesday walk in the snow (c) Barry Yates

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is one of Britain’s most important conservation sites, a rare coastal landscape of outstanding geological, biological, cultural and heritage value on the unspoilt coastal boundary of East Sussex and Kent. 

A mosaic of interlocking shingle ridges, saltmarsh, intertidal grazing, reed-beds and saline lagoons, we are home to some 4,275 species of plants and animals, including more than 200 rare or endangered birds and mammals. It enjoys many national and international protections.

Camber castle barryyates

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