Sturry station also serves the picturesque village of Fordwich, ¾ mile south of the station. Fordwich is Britain's smallest town, with a population of about 300.
Note the staggered platforms at Sturry station and arrive in good time for your train if you need to go over the level crossing because you cannot cross to reach the platform on the other side while the crossing barriers are down.
This timber-framed building beside the River Stour dates from 1544 and it is still
used by the present town council for meetings.
Open Easter-Sep, Sun & BH (also Wed in Aug) 1345-1600.
Animals from the British countryside in their natural setting, ancient woodland. Animals include badgers, deer,
foxes, otters, pine marten, red squirrels, wild cats and wolves. Adventure play area. Restaurant and picnic area.
Tel. 01227 712111.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Nov-Mar).
Bus 'Triangle' and 6 from station to entrance, 6 minutes journey, daily, mostly every 15 minutes. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Herne Bay.
An internationally important wetland reserve bordered by the River Great Stour with the largest
reedbed in south east England. It is a great birdwatching site and there are several hides along the
4 mile circular trail. Tel. 07767 321053.
Open any reasonable time.
Bus 8/8A/9 from station to Upstreet Post Office, 8 minutes journey, M-S every 15 minutes, Sun & BH ½-hourly. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Birchington-on-Sea.
The 3½ mile walk from Sturry station to Stodmarsh entrance is along the Stour Valley Walk after leaving Fordwich. It is a pleasantly varied route along footpaths and quiet roads with good views across the Stour Valley. It is about 2 miles across the Reserve to Grove Ferry and a further ½ mile to the bus stop in Upstreet if you wish to return to Sturry by bus.