Aug 062019
Rye Harbour

Nineteen members of the group managed to negotiate the closures of the M20 for our trip to this excellent Reserve.    Established as a Local Nature Reserve in 1970, three years later the ‘Friends of Rye Harbour’ group was formed, over the years these members have played a major role in funding and giving voluntary […]

Dec 212018
Riverside Country Park 16th December

As this was the last trip of 2018 hopes were high as (a lucky) 13 of us set out on a fine, sunny and still winter’s day to see what the Medway Estuary had in store. As it was low tide we were greeted by acres of mud and decided to set out for Horrid […]

Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill

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Feb 182016
Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill

A large group met in the car park at Cliffe on Sunday morning.   Amazing, given the weather forecast the day before which was for rain all day.   It could not have been different; although cold, we had a bright day with sunshine and when we could get out of the wind it was […]

Cliffe evening trip

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Aug 122012
Cliffe evening trip

On Friday 10 August 15 members of the group met up just outside* the main Cliffe RSPB reserve car park for an evening walk around the reserve.  It was a lovely summer evening with a high tide around 7pm.  Before we had exited the car park we had seen a juvenille green woodpecker and shortly […]

Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill – Brrrr!

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Feb 102012
Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill - Brrrr!

On a cold wintry day with snow falling I found myself with my usual Wednesday crew walking at Cliffe.   As we donned our layers a group of around 30 chaffinch fed on seeds nearby, as we moved around they flew across the car park to nearby trees then returned as their confidence grew.   Linnet were […]

Aug 052011
Cliffe Pools evening visit

There were 16 of us on this evening walk to our local patch.   Although the gates to the car park were locked, we managed to find space for safe parking at the Salt Lane entrance and were soon on our way.   Paul had been delayed so Jeff and Malcolm started to lead the group off […]