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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


Wanstead Flats, WANSTEAD, London Borough of Redbridge, TQ405865, General geological site

 
 
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Site of geological interest with potential for promotion of geology. The geology revealed by any significant excavations in the park should be recorded.

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Site description

All the terraces of the present Thames have provided London with flat land for development. The ‘Flats’ of East London are good examples of terrace surfaces. Wanstead Flats is a part of the Lynch Hill/Corbets Tey Terrace and the gravel of this terrace is thought to have been laid down by the river about 280,000 years ago (Marine Isotope Stages 10-8).

A brickworks formerly existed on the flats and the edge of the pit is visible as a steep, overgrown bank. Wanstead Flats is part of Epping Forest and is owned by the Corporation of London.

 

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