Farlington Marshes Wildlife Reserve, Portsmouth

4.2
#9 of 18 in Parks in Portsmouth
Farlington Marshes is an area of reclaimed land in Langstone harbour. It was reclaimed from the harbour in 1771 and includes a larger part of what was formerly Binner's Island (the remainder of the island is now referred to as North Binness Island). Farlington Marshes is about 120 hectares in size and features both freshwater marsh and brackish marsh. It is a Local Nature Reserve and is a feeding ground for overwintering Brent geese. During World War 2 it was used as a starfish site acting as a decoy for Portsea Island. The control blockhouses remain on the marshes.
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  • 3 stars is possibly a bit mean for a place that is really geared for the local and not so local wildlife, but it has a few drawbacks. The whole circuit must be getting on for 3 miles, but we always cu...  more »
  • This circular walk around the reserve for wild fowl and other birds is relatively easy, being flat and around a well trodden path of under two miles. You can also deviate and follow short cuts across ...  more »
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