Dormouse sleeping

Credit - Danny Green

Backwarden Nature Reserve

Wander through woodland and heathland at Backwarden Nature Reserve, a wonderful wildlife haven

Location

Backwarden
Danbury
Essex

OS Map Reference

TL 790 065
A static map of Backwarden Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
12 hectares

Access

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Dogs

Dogs permitted
Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Accessible at all times

Best time to visit

All 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.

Contact us

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
SAC SSSI