The Heron Trail

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St Helen's Church, Cliffe © Martin Beale
Country road on the Hoo Peninsula © Hywel Williams
Upnor Castle © Tim Robinson

Between the River Thames to the North and the River Medway to the South, the Heron Trail is a circular route on Kent's Hoo Peninsula.

The trail takes its name from the Northward Hill Reserve managed by the RSPB. The wood has the largest heronry in the UK, with more than 150 pairs of grey heron nesting in the treetops and almost 50 pairs of little egrets, a recent colonist.

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