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Car park opens for Safari Day

PUBLISHED: 11:50 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:54 23 August 2010

A CAR park will be opened at one of north Kent s top RSPB nature reserves, as part of a series of improvements for visitor facilities at the site. The car park at Cliffe Pools, situated west of Cliffe, will now give visitors a base to enjoy the walks ar

A CAR park will be opened at one of north Kent's top RSPB nature reserves, as part of a series of improvements for visitor facilities at the site.

The car park at Cliffe Pools, situated west of Cliffe, will now give visitors a base to enjoy the walks around the wildlife site.

It is due to be opened to the public on August 5, to coincide with Safari Day, a free annual family event that encourages young people to get involved in nature.

Damian Fleming, of the RSPB, said: "Until now, there has been no official place for people to park when they visit. The new car park means that it will be much easier to visit Cliffe Pools and enjoy the wildlife spectacle and wild landscape here.

"What better day to launch it than the Safari Day, which has established itself as an important date. It's a great chance for families to come and experience wildlife first hand."

SEEDA, the South East England Development Agency, has been instrumental in the development of the car park, providing some of the funding.

David Quilter, of SEEDA, said: "The car park will now give a wider range of visitors the opportunity to visit Cliffe Pools and enjoy what the reserve has to offer and will continue to encourage tourism."

Safari Fun Day runs from 11am to 5pm this Wednesday. More information can be found at www.rspb.org.uk/northwardhill events.

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