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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.
Early Summer recording Record Red-and-Black Froghopper Record Lavender Beetle
Record Stag Beetle
Record Misumena crab spider
Record Lily Beetle
Record Swollen-thighed Beetle Record Zebra Spider

Geology Site Account

Fairlop Waters Country Park, FAIRLOP, London Borough of Redbridge, TQ460905, General geological site

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Site of geological interest with potential for promotion of geology.


Site description

Fairlop Waters is a landscaped area of former gravel pits, one of which is a boating lake. The park is situated on the Boyn Hill terrace, the oldest and highest of the Thames terraces. The gravel of the Boyn Hill/Orsett Heath terrace, known as Orsett Heath Gravel, was laid down by the Thames about 400,000 years ago (Marine Isotope Stages 12-10).

The park is surrounded by restored, disused and active gravel workings. Those that are still operating are the only working quarries in this part of London.


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