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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.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Geology Site Account


Stanford Warren Angling Lakes, MUCKING, Thurrock District, TQ689815, General geological site

 
 
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Site of geological interest with some potential for further research.

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Site description

The type section of the Mucking Gravel, representing the bed of the Thames some 150,000 years ago, is situated on private land used as angling lakes adjacent to Stanford Warren Nature Reserve (Essex Wildlife Trust).

The former gravel pit is now Stanford Warren Angling Lakes, which are an important fishery and habitat for birds such as Great crested grebes and Canada geese. Public access to the lakes is restricted to the car park but views can be obtained when following the nearby short circular walk. Close to the edge of the site is a fine, though small, exposure of gravel with scope for interpretation.



Exposure of Mucking Gravel at Stanford Warren Angling Lakes. Photo: G.Lucy

 

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Reference: Gibbard 1994 (p.51), Bridgland 1988 (p.304).

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