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.
Nature Discovery Centres and Nature Reserves
Visit a beautifully wild nature reserve with its woodlands, ponds and species rich grasslands, filled with amazing wildlife
Belfairs Nature Discovery Centre is the gateway to the Daws Heath Woodland. The centre provides a space for schools, groups and families to learn about south Essex’s fantastic ancient woodlands in…
Step into this wonderful pocket of ancient woodland and meadows, filled with wildflowers in spring and butterflies in summer
Chafford Gorges Nature Discovery Centre is set in a spectacular position over looking Warren Gorge. Chafford Gorges Nature Discvery Park offers 200 acres of green space for numerous wildlife and…
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
Wander through one of the few remaining Thameside grazing marshes; full of flowering plants and visiting migrant birds
This enchanting nature reserve was once a working gravel pit but for the last 50 years has been transformed into a flourishing wildlife haven
Our new and sustainable Nature Discovery Centre with enhanced facilities is now open to the public. We look forward to welcoming you to our gateway to the Langdon Hills.