We know how much you’re looking forward to being able to visit Rainham Marshes again. We’re looking forward to seeing you! However, the reserve trails and visitor centre will continue to be kept closed to the public for now. We will only re-open when we have everything in place to keep our visitors, volunteers and employees safe.

We also have some species nesting close to our normally busy paths, so we need to allow them the space to complete nesting in peace.

Our car park will not be opened yet, but access onto the riverwall section of the reserve remains open and available for visitors to enjoy. We urge our visitors to please stay local to your nearest reserves and greenspaces. Anyone choosing to visit the riverwall section of the reserve should observe all current government advice around social distancing and hygiene.

Across our reserves network, we are taking a coordinated, gradual and phased approach to re-opening. This means that different sites re-open at different times, and with different levels of access and facilities. You can find the list or RSPB reserves that have re-opened here.

We are working towards early-mid July for the Rainham Marshes reserve trails to re-open. This could be subject to change.

Thank you for your continued support and patience. It really means a great deal to us. In the meantime, stay safe, keep following all government guidelines wherever you live, and we look forward to welcoming you back. 

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