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Brading Marshes RSPB Reserve, Brading

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22nd September
Brading Marshes RSPB Reserve
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Brading Marshes is the RSPB's first reserve on the Isle of Wight. It covers most of the beautiful valley of the lower River Yar running from the village of Brading to the sea at Bembridge Harbour.

From the reserve gateway at Brading station, you can pick up trail guides and reserve information and then explore the extensive series of footpaths around the site, which provide attractive views and the chance to see a wide range of wildlife from buzzards, little egrets and green woodpeckers to summer butterflies, dragonflies and red squirrels.

Town: Brading
Type: Free Activities, Nature Reserves Woodland & Walks
Open all year

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Website http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/b/bradingmarshes/about.aspx
Telephone 01273 775333
Directions By train

Directions from Brading station: Walk up the road away from the station and turn right at a brown pedestrian sign into a housing estate. After 50 metres, turn right at another brown sign between two houses. The path leads through a mesh swing gate, across the railway and down onto the river plain. Follow the public footpath diagonally across the meadow to the old sea wall. To enter the reserve, turn right and walk along the old sea wall to the Great Sluice.

By bus Brading. Southern Vectis bus no: 10 between Newport and Sandown. Hourly Monday to Saturday from 9.13 am to 5.43 pm (no Sunday service).

By road The best access is by the island train to Brading station, which also makes an easy and fun day-trip from the mainland by directly-connecting train and ferry (Portsmouth to Ryde). Cars can park at the National Trust's Bembridge and Culver Down nearby.

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