Backwarden Nature Reserve
Know before you go
When to visit
Opening timesAccessible at all times
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
Take a walk around this wildlife haven, part of the Danbury Ridge Nature Reserves, past ponds, thickets of Blackthorn and secondary woodland. Sycamore, Oaks, Birch and Willow trees fill the woodland and host to an amazing array of fantastic fungi, which can be found growing out of tree stumps.
Among the three areas of restored heathland Adders, Common Lizards and more amazing reptiles thrive, while during summer nights Dormice scurry along the branches of the woodland trees.
This beautiful reserve is owned by the National Trust and managed by Essex Wildlife Trust and is linked to Danbury Common.