Nature Notes – A dusk walk at Northward Hill.

Join me for a stroll at dusk across the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill in Kent where I reminisce in the cherry orchard and hope to catch a glimpse of the spectacular rook roost.


2 thoughts on “Nature Notes – A dusk walk at Northward Hill.

  1. hello carol i am just reading your book and really enjoying it. I live over in walderslade and must confess i have never walked around cooling etc, i am planning on rectifying that soon. I just wander though my walking companion is a cocker spaniel, im not brave enough like you to do it on my own. are dogs allowed on the reserve.

    • Hi Tracey, Thanks for reading the book and I am very glad it has made you want to explore the marshes. Dogs are allowed on the Saxon Shore Way which runs across Northward Hill but not on parts of the reserve close to where all the lapwing and redshank are currently breeding. This is because the birds will see a dog as a predator and waste energy moving away from it or be deterred from feeding. This is the most important time for these birds, they have such a short window to get it right and it is really helpful if your dog is on a lead in the countryside during the spring. Dogs can be walked around Cliffe Pools reserve and you can get some fantastic views of the marshes and the Thames from the footpath at the top of Northward Hill, where nightingales will be calling before long. I hope you enjoy your trip.

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