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Rainham Marshes
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
Year of Declaration: 2010
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Havering
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: Unknown
Location: New Tank Hill Road , RM19 1SZ
Owned by: London Borough of Havering
Managed by: London Borough of Havering
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: The reserve is located off New Tank Hill Road (A1090) in Purfleet which is just off the A1306 between Rainham and Lakeside. This is accessible from the Aveley, Wennington and Purfleet junction off the A13 and J30/31 of the M25.
The ensignbus 44 bus route which runs between Lakeside and Orsett Hospital, Grays, stops near the reserve entrance on New Tank Hill Road
Train - Purfleet
Visitor facilities: There are two car parks located off Coldharbour Lane.
The site will shortly be accessible via the Rainham to Purfleet path. This is a hardened pathway - approximately 5km - suitable for bicycles, pushchairs and wheelchairs which currently leads from the RSPB visitors centre at Purfleet to the site.
All Facilities available at the RSPB Visitor Centre New Tank Road, Purfleet
What to see: The grasslands, fringing reedbeds and network of ditches here support a number of rare plants, insects and birds and are also home to a large population of water voles. In summer listen out for the reed and sedge warbler or large flocks of lapwing overhead during the winter.
Plants including golden dock, scarce emerald damselfly, water voles and birds including lapwing, sedge and reed warbler.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Get involved with the RSPB at Rainham Marshes
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: The London Borough of Havering
Parks and Open Spaces.
Tel: 01708 434743.
or try
Tel: 01708 899840
Website address and other links:

alternatively try and search for Rainham Marshes Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 24/06/2015
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