nr Lydd, Kent
|Dungeness forms the
southern most point of the Romney Marsh in Kent and is a national
nature reserve managed by English Nature and the RSPB. It sits 3 miles
out into the English Channel and is home to a unique variety of wildlife
and more than 600 different types of plants. It is a shingle beach on
the Kent/East Sussex border and has formed over the past 6000 years.
Mile after mile of shingle, it is
one of the most important sites for breeding colonies of gulls and terns
and migrating birds such as Bewicks' swans and gadwall make their home
here. On a cold winter's day, you can sit in the visitor centre and look
out through a huge picture window at all the waterbirds on the large
gravel pit just outside. Often a rare grebe or diver is among them, and
the little smew. Nature trails lead around a series of hides where there
is a chance of seeing bitterns and bearded tits in winter. There is
plenty to be seen at other times too. It is also one of the best places
in Britain to find rare species of moths, butterflies, bees, beetles and
At the 'end of the line' for the Romney
Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, which claims to be the smallest public
railway in the world have a gauge of just 15 inches. There are two
nuclear power stations, both the New and Old Lighthouses, fishing boats,
picturesque little cottages and other buildings as well as a vast array
of sea views, which can be captured at all times of the year and day.
Dungeness New Lighthouse
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Location: Dungeness, nr Lydd, Kent
Grid Reference: TR062197
Ceremonial County: Kent
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Getting there: 7km south of New Romney and 3km
south east of Lydd.
Access: Via minor roads of the B2075. Nearest
car park is in Lydd and the light railway station at Dungeness.
Other Useful Websites:
Telephone: 01797 320588
Opening Times: RSPB Reserve open daily 9am-9pm
except for Dec 25 & 26. Visitor centre open 10am-5pm and 4pm Nov-Feb.
Charges: RSPB members FREE.
Non Members: Adults £3;
Concessions £2; Under 16's £1; Family (2+4) £6
Dungeness New Lighthouse, nr Lydd, Kent
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Notes: RSPB visitor centre has toilets and
No Dogs allowed
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