Wood Spurge

Photo - Paul Lane 

Newland Grove

Credit - Okay Nature

Sedge Warbler

Photo - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION

Newland Grove Nature Reserve

On the lush banks of the River Chelmer you'll find this beautiful mosaic of habitats filled with fantastic plants and animals

Location

A130
Broomfield
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 7TQ

OS Map Reference

TL 71613 10863
A static map of Newland Grove Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
3 hectares

Parking information

Park at Little Waltham Meadows and walk down the green lane, along the footpath down the river (1300m - slightly less than a mile)

Walking trails

Circular path around the reserve

Access

Un-surfaced paths can be muddy in places 

Dogs

Dogs permitted
Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Accessible at all times

Best time to visit

Spring

About the reserve

Although small in size, this diverse nature reserve boasts over 230 species of plants among the rough grassland, thorn thicket and woodland habitats.

Yellow Cowslips and Hairy Violets bloom in the spring while by midsummer, the path to the river is awash with colour, from purple Knapweed to yellow Common St Johns Wort. Flitting among the wildflowers are many Butterfly species, while along the river Kingfisher feed.

Walk through the woodland, passing Pale Wood Violets, Twayblade Orchids and Wood Spurge and listen to the woodland birds singing amongst the trees.

Contact us

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)