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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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Interesting Places

Here are some random sample locations of interest in Essex. Also take a look at sites shown on our sites map, geology site map and brownfield site map, with the site account and locate site facility.


locate Hales Wood
Hales Wood is an ancient, coppice-with-standards wood situated on the Chalky Boulder Clay of north-west Essex. It supports a rich assemblage of plants and animals, including the Oxlip.

locate Tiptree Heath
Best surviving heathland in Essex, an outlier of the 18th century Heath and a remnant of a much larger vast tract to be found in the 15th century. The heath has suffered from succession to scrub and woodland, but recent efforts have returned more areas to open heath.

locate Northey Island
An island in the Blackwater estuary reached by a causeway and managed as a nature reserve by the National Trust.

locate Hadleigh Castle landslip
A landslip immediately below Hadleigh Castle with grazed grassland below down to railway line. The landslip has open areas and scrub and the habitat extends eastwards along the scarp.

locate St Osyth Park
A privately owned deer park with ancient origins and a uniquely important wildlife site in Essex.

locate Howlands Marsh
Grazing marsh with ditches, saltmarsh, seasonally wet saline areas and a saline lagoon.

locate Magdalen Wood (Remains of)
This woodland is all that remains of a larger area which was bordered in the west by Porters Brook, now piped, and to the east by St John's Rd. Much of the old wood was developed as housing in the 1970/80's

locate Belton Hills
Important surviving south-facing scarp with landslip characteristics.