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Cockaynes Wood Nature Reserve

Cockaynes Wood is ancient Essex woodland, listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. The 50-acre ‘Cockaynes Wood nature reserve’ also includes a former quarry, dry heath, grassy meadows and shallow water ponds.

Cockaynes Wood is ancient Essex woodland, listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. The 50-acre ‘Cockaynes Wood nature reserve’ also includes a former quarry, dry heath, grassy meadows and shallow water ponds.

A superb range of wildlife is found on the reserve, ranging from a rare 2mm long weevil to scarce birds such as Barn Owl.

SAT NAV - latitude 51.854999 longitude 0.97805142 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
2 miles - Essex Wildlife Trust
Howlands Marsh Nature Reserve
5 miles - Essex Wildlife Trust
Ray Island Nature Reserve
5 miles - Essex Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Cockaynes Wood
Nature Reserve
Wivenhoe
Colchester
CO7 9JX
Map reference
TM051 215
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Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01621 862960
admin@essexwt.org.uk