Enjoy a wealth of winter visitors from the Saxon Shore Way
SANDWICHED BETWEEN SITTINGBOURNE and Faversham, Luddenham Marshes is one of last large remaining tracts of the once extensive North Kent marshes to have survived development and agricultural ‘improvement’. Wintering birds hereabouts are often tide dependent. At low tide, the mudflats attract considerable numbers of shorebirds and wildfowl, particularly Curlew and Dunlin and Brent Geese and Wigeon, while sea duck and grebes are frequently noted at high tide on the Swale. Raptors can be encountered just about anywhere, while the shingle beach can hold a small flock of Snow Buntings, but only rarely Shore Lark and Twite. The farmland can yield Corn Bunting and Tree Sparrow flocks and don`t forget to check out any feral goose and swan flocks for something rarer in their midst.