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Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

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Address: Strand Street, Sandwich, England

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A little known hidden gem.

Well worth a visit even for non 'twitchers' like me. Take a flask of tea and a paperback, chose a nice day, find a bench and leave the world behind for an hour.

Reviewed 11 November 2012
Bob F
Deal, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

this is a little oasis of calm and a great place to take children to feed the ducks, unfortunately the floods last year damaged the place beyond belief - - its closed at the moment to give the flora and fauna time to recoup . .and it`ll soon be back to normal

1 Thank Nigel P
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Sadly this nature reserve has been closed for a while due to flood damage so it's hasn't been possible to visit. However I have been visiting this nature reserve since I was a child and it's a beautiful place for families to see and learn about different wildlife in an easily accessible location. (Just off the road with the fire... More 

Thank summer69uk
Epsom, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Maybe it's just me being stupid but I couldn't find anything that resembled a nature reserve. Signage in Sandwich is not as good as it should be in a town that seeks to attract visitors but there was a sign to a 'nature reserve' (not named) which I dutifully follwed. This took me along picturesque Strand Street. I then followed... More 

1 Thank Davidofepsom40
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

If you love nature, and love walking, this is the place for you. Beware, it can get very muddy, but its peace and tranquillity are wonderful. Its a lovely place to sit & have a picnic too, and the 'little' nature lovers can feed the ducks and walk until their heart is content :-)

Thank Carol S
London, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

this place is pretty but could be much nicer... it is not very big but on a good day you can enjoy a wide variety of local fauna... you can even buy food for the ducks (or bring some bread) which is enjoyable for all ages! it is a shame that it is not as well looked after it could... More 

Thank G3ck0-Trav3ll3r
Deal, United Kingdom
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121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Tucked away alongside the river this nature reserve is brilliant. A gentle walk around is a great way to unwind. The large lake is teaming with wildlife - and you can buy food to feed the ducks. I make a point of finding time to visit when I'm in Sandwich. Search it out, you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank peter_the_traveller4
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341 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

A wonderful small nature reserve, unusual for the fact that most of the water is brakish - so little life in water other than the main pond. Lots of birds to see and quiet paths to walk in what is a mainly wooded area

Thank aberdeenjohn
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012

I was a regular visitor here in the 1990s when there always seemed to be plenty of visitors enjoying the wildfowl on the pond which is the main feature here. I revisited one afternoon this summer for the first time in many years and I was disappointed that the reserve appeared to me to be overgrown, unloved and deserted (although... More 

Thank BayB0y
Deal, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Well worth a visit even for non 'twitchers' like me. Take a flask of tea and a paperback, chose a nice day, find a bench and leave the world behind for an hour.

Thank Bob F
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2012

Well laid out, makes the place bigger than it seems. Plenty of seating for those who find walking abit difficult as the paths can be abit uneven and slippery in places. Drawback is the limited parking in the immediate vicinity, and the loo was hard to find!

Thank Pat G

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