Buckland Lake Reserve

Welcome to Buckland Lake Reserve

Mixed coarse fishing lake, specimen fishing lake, Scuba diving centre, wildfowl reserve & cafe

For Fishing opening times please see fishing page

New for 2017 Glamping cabin over the water. Please click here

The reserve walk (£1.50 per adult) is open 7 days a week on most days of the year approximately 7.00 am - 7pm in summer


 OPEN  8am until 3pm 7 days a week 

(Christmas closing only 25th & 26th Dec  plus the 1st of January. Open all other days)

Sparkling new management with special meal days, afternoon teas, wholesome food and vegetarian options

breakfasts served all day

 Phone Jackie or Tammy on 01634 220565


Above: A beautiful summers day on Buckland Lake

Buckland Lake is an exciting wildlife project, to convert a flooded 60 acre chalk quarry into a first class nature reserve, education facility, fishery, cafe and dive centre. This is a project for everyone. Especially catering for families, the elderly and disabled. We want everybody to have an enjoyable time while visiting to learn about wildfowl, conservation and care of the environment in this amazing part of the country.

We aim to achieve a blend that preserves, enhances and promotes the interests of wildlife while at the same time, offers a secure, relaxed and comfortable environment for people, with something for all visitors. From a cup of tea and a pleasant stroll to hands on wildlife courses. Nothing too big and nothing too small. Wildlifel engagement as simple or as advanced as you wish. This is a serious wildlife project but it’s about having fun too.

For everyone that enjoys time in the environment, there is someone else that will help to defend what they enjoy.

Located near the historic village of Cliffe in Kent, between Rochester and Gravesend, this area is one of the most spectacular and important areas in Europe for resident and migratory wildfowl. The extensive Thames and Medway estuary mud flats can host hundreds of thousands of wildfowl during an average winter.

Above: This 2009 photograph of Buckland Lake outlines the location for our fishery pools. To view the map full size click here. Designated as part of the national and internationally important nature area of the North Kent Marshes (SSSI and Ramsar), Buckland Lake also provides protected inland roosting for wildfowl during hard winters. Warmer winters have however reduced that function but now our new and exciting plans to create optimised resources for feeding, breeding and roosting, mean it is set to become far more important than ever before. See History. The RSPB ‘Cliffe Pools,’ lie just past our door and are a paradise for dedicated bird spotters and walkers across miles and miles of open countryside abound. 

Telephone: 01959 523523 | Fax: 01959 523523 or visit our Contact Page
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