Become a friend in 2023


The Friends of Rye Nature Reserve support the work on the reserve on so many levels. If you aren’t a friend yet, make a resolution to join this year and become part of a terrific group of volunteers and make a difference in 2023.

Here are some January dates for your diary, the friends hope to see you on some, or indeed all, of these days.

Sunday, January 8
A 3.5km winter’s walk round Flat Beach (for adults and accompanied children) with our local guides. Do bring a hot drink, warm clothing, and sturdy footwear. Meet in the car park at 9am. Free to members but all are welcome for a suggested £3 donation. No booking necessary.

Saturday, January 14
Friends’ open day. In the morning we have the guided walk from 8:30am – 10am, starting at the car park. This is free to members but others are welcome for a minimum £3 donation.

After this in the discovery centre you can meet other friends, browse the craft and second-hand book stalls and watch the 833 Lottery Club draw at 11am.

Saturday, January 21
Guide in a hide. 10am – 3pm in the Gooders Hide, and outside the discovery centre. See the birds of the reserve with help from the volunteers. Binoculars and telescopes are free for you to use.

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