Exploring the Only Desert in Britain

September 8, 2021 4:30 pm


As the summer holiday crowds start to make their way back to work and school, you might think that a lot of the seaside towns leave little to be desired as the autumn rolls in. Kent is a place that is extremely popular in the summer months – with its bustling seaside resorts, you will always find Local things to do in Margate for example.

However, autumn is a time to enjoy the Kent landscape too, and in the winter as Halloween comes closer and the nights draw in, why not explore the more eerie, yet just as captivating part of the county – Dungeness.

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Known as the only desert in Britain, this is certainly not a place that many people would refer to as beautiful. However, what it lacks in beauty it more than makes up for in mystery and its unique appeal still attracts walkers keen to explore this haunting part of the UK.

As the nuclear power station looms over the horizon, and the abandoned boats lay scattered across the bleak landscape it is hard to see the attraction – however despite its looks, this is actually an area teeming with wildlife, with many species unique to this area.

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It is home to an RSPB nature reserve and if you are a keen wildlife watcher then it is a great place to come to enjoy spotting birds from the hides. In the winter months you may see a Bittern, a winter visitor to Britain, as well as the striking Smew, and in the spring look for the Wheatear who arrives around March.