I first visited Elmley in 2016 with my Grandparents, it’s very near their house in Kent! It is probably one of my favourite reserves for nature and wildlife photography.
Elmley is a 3,300 acre estate not far away from North Kent. It is a freshwater grazing marsh wetland where large numbers of waders, lapwings and redshanks nest every year!
The wide expanses of grazing marsh provides an important habitat for wildlife. On a visit in Spring it is likely you will see breeding birds with their chicks and hares bounding round the meadows!
Following my first visit, I wrote an article about it and sent it in to the National Geographic Kids Magazine! Shortly after it was featured!
I would definitely recommend, once the lockdown is lifted, going to Elmley if you want close up photos of lapwings, red shanks, hares and other wildlife!