A wetland site of international importance for wildfowl. Up to 40,000 ducks, swans and geese visit each year. Excellent bird watching opportunities and fabulous views over the reservoir.
Visitor Centres and Nature Reserves
Visit a beautifully wild nature reserve with its woodlands, ponds and species rich grasslands, filled with amazing wildlife
Belfairs Woodland Centre was officially opened by BBC Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games on 7 September 2013. The Woodland Centre provides a space for schools, groups and families to learn…
Step into this wonderful pocket of ancient woodland and meadows, filled with wildflowers in spring and butterflies in summer
Chafford Gorges visitor centre is set in a spectacular position over looking Warren Gorge. Chafford Gorges nature park offers 200 acres of green space for numerous wildlife and recreation for the…
On the edge of the Stour Estuary, you'll find the flourishing Copperas Wood Nature Reserve, filled with blooming wild flowers in the spring
A woodland oasis located inside the M25, this relic marshland is a prime example of what the countryside would have looked like
This enchanting nature reserve was once a working gravel pit but for the last 50 years has been transformed into a flourishing wildlife haven
Set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens. There are beautiful wildlife gardens and a museum of Plotland Life.
A rich mosaic of woodland, meadows and flower-rich acid grassland that forms an important wildlife corridor in an urban area