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

Glamping cabin . 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  8.30am until 3pm Monday to Friday and 8am until 3pm Saturday and Sundays  

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

breakfasts served all day

 Phone Tammy on 01634 220565


Above: A beautiful summers day on Buckland Lake

Buckland Lake is an exciting wildlife project, that has turned a 60 acre chalk quarry into a first class nature reserve, education facility, fishery, cafe, glamping cabins 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 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 getting more engaged. This is a serious wildlife project but it’s about having fun too.

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. See History. The RSPB ‘Cliffe Pools,’ lie just past our door and are a paradise for dedicated bird spotters with walks across miles and miles of open countryside abound. 

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