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Oakfield Wood Nature Reserve

This 7 acre site is a 'green burial ground' overlooking the Stour Estuary at Wrabness, a natural alternative to traditional graveyard or crematorium burials.

This 7 acre site is a 'green burial ground' overlooking the Stour Estuary at Wrabness, a natural alternative to traditional graveyard or crematorium burials.

 

About the site:

For each burial a native broadleaved tree is planted with a wooden plaque at its base, thus each burial contributes towards creating a new woodland on what used to be arable farmland. When the burial ground is full, it will be managed as a nature reserve by Essex Wildlife Trust.

For more informations about burials contact Peter Kincaid on 01255 503456.

Access

Accessible at all times with good wheelchair access. Small site not suitable for dog walking.

Public Transport - About a mile walk form Wrabness rail station via a public footpath. A bus service from Colchester to Harwich runs along the B1352.

Directions - Reached via Wheatsheaf Lane, which turns off the B1352 between Bradfield and Wrabness. A turning half left just beyond the railway bridge leads to the Wrabness Nature Reserve car park and the Oakfield Wood car park is on the left further on.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland

Nearby nature reserves

Wrabness Nature Reserve
0 miles - Essex Wildlife Trust
Copperas Wood Nature Reserve
2 miles - Essex Wildlife Trust
Skipper's Island Nature Reserve
5 miles - Essex Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Oakfield Wood
Nature Reserve
Wrabness
Essex
Map reference
TM 167 315
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Accessible at all times
Size
2.83 hectares
Access
Yes

Footpaths are good for wheelchair access
Parking
yes
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01621 862960
admin@essexwt.org.uk