Maldon Wick Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationNo available parking, advised to park at Morrisons (opposite)
Please note contractual works will be carried out on the site in January for approximately one week (exact date TBC). During this time some access may be restricted.
2.5km straight walk along the disused railway line
Accessible at all times
When to visit
Opening timesAccessible at all times
Best time to visitApril to August
About the reserve
A visit during spring and summer will greet you will wonderful views of fluttering butterflies as this reserve is well recognised for its number of butterflies! Over 28 species have been recorded within the nature reserve, including regular sightings of uncommon butterflies such as Purple, Green and White-letter Hairstreak. On warm summer nights the old railway becomes lit up as there are good numbers of Glow worms and during spring listen out for the soft 'flutey' song of the Blackcap.
There is a colourful array of flowering plants that brighten up the woodlands, walk amongst the Primrose, Sweet Violet and Field Scabious flowers and out towards the large pond, where large numbers of Dragonflies and Damselflies will zoom past.