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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public at every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm, check. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-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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