Rainham Marshes

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Rainham Marshes: The reserve is home to a diverse range of bird species, wetland plants and insects. It also has one of the most dense water vole populations in the country. There is also an innovative visitor centre, with huge picture-windows that look out across the marshes. It is full of environmentally friendly features and already boasts a handful of prestigious architectural awards.

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Car

Join A13 eastbound. After Dagenham the A13 goes onto an elevated section. Stay on the A13 to the A1306 turn-off (Signposted Wennington, Aveley and Purfleet.) At the slip road roundabout turn right, following signs for Purfleet on the A1306 heading east. Continue along the A1306 for ½ mile. At the traffic lights, take a right hand turn, signposted Purfleet and RSPB onto New Tank Hill Road flyover. The entrance to the reserve is signposted approximately 300 metres along this road, just after the bottom of the flyover on the right hand side.

From the M25: Exit M25 at junction 31. At the J31 roundabout take the A1306 west, signposted to RSPB Rainham Marshes. Continue along the A1306 for 1.5 miles. At the traffic lights turn left, signposted Purfleet and RSPB onto New Tank Hill Road flyover. The entrance to the reserve is signposted approximately 300 metres along this road, just after the bottom of the flyover on the right hand side.

Bus

Route 44 runs daily between Grays and Lakeside via Purfleet.


Train

The nearest railway station to this reserve is Purfleet.

Admission

Opening times (November - March):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
09:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:30

Opening times (April - October):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
09:30 - 17:0009:30 - 17:0009:30 - 17:0009:30 - 17:0009:30 - 17:0009:30 - 17:0009:30 - 17:00

Prices:
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£2.50£1.00£7.00

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Contact

Phone: +44 1708 899840
Email: Rainham.Marshes@rspb.org.uk

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