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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 Fobbing Marshes
Largest remaining area of grazing marsh on the Essex side if the Thames, with a range of high quality grassland and wetland habitats.

locate Weald Country Park
A country park with an ancient landscape and important wood pasture, but overmanaged grasslands. There is a large lake with a dam and extensive woodlands in the northern part, with several planted copses of various conifers. There are several car parks around the boundary and also footpaths. This Park is managed by Essex.

locate Jacksons Wood
Remnant ancient woodland close to M25 motorway, unmanaged.

locate Chafford Gorges
A series of old chalk quarries, now owned and managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.

locate Essex Wildlife Trust at Abbotts Hall, Great Wigborough
The Wildlife Trust's headquarters.

locate East Tilbury Fort and silt lagoons
A complex of habitats around the fort, including old silt lagoons.

locate Wanstead Flats
An area with acid grassland amd relic heather in the southern part of Epping Forest, which remains an important site in London and south-west Essex.

locate West Thurrock, St. Clements Church tract
Old brownfield site now largely lost to development as Procter & Gamble car park and canteen