Oakfield Wood Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Footpaths are good for wheelchair access
When to visit
Opening timesAccessible at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the 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. 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.