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Essex Wildlife Trust

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Essex Wildlife Trust

The Essex Wildlife Trust is a wildlife trust which started in 1959 covering the county of Essex and part of Greater London (Havering), England. Its headquarters is at Abbotts Hall Farm, Colchester. They have 32,000 members and a total of 314,000 people visiting there visitor centres.[1] Their chairman is Mike Sandison and their chief executive is John Hall.[2]


The trust manages 87 nature reserves of which include 2 Nature Parks. There reserves cover 7,250 acres of land. They operate 9 visitor centres which are located at:[3]

Their 87 nature reserves are listed below:

  • Abbotts Hall Farm
  • Aubrey Buxton
  • Blue House Farm
  • Bradwell Shell Bank
  • Brookes Reserve
  • Chigborough Lakes
  • Cockaynes Wood
  • Colne Point
  • Copperas Wood
  • Cranham Marsh
  • Crowsheath Wood
  • Danbury Nature Reserves
  • Fobbing Marsh
  • Gernon Bushes
  • Great Holland Pits
  • Gunners Park and Shoebury Ranges
  • Horndon Meadow
  • Howlands Marsh
  • Hunsdon Mead
  • Iron Latch
  • John Weston
  • Lexden Gathering Grounds
  • Lion Creek & Lower Raypits
  • Little Haven
  • Little Waltham Meadows
  • Maldon Wick Meadow
  • Newland Grove
  • Oakfield Wood
  • Oxley Meadow
  • Phyllis Currie
  • Pound Wood
  • Ray Island & Bonners Saltings
  • Roding Valley Meadows
  • Roman River Valley
  • Rushy Mead
  • Sandylay & Moat Woods
  • Sawbridgeworth Marsh
  • Sergeants Orchard
  • Shadwell Wood
  • Shotgate Thickets
  • Shut Heath Wood
  • Skippers Island
  • Stanford Warren
  • Stow Maries Halt
  • Thrift Wood
  • Tile Wood
  • Tiptree Heath
  • Tollesbury Wick
  • Two Tree Island
  • Warley Place
  • Weeleyhall Wood
  • West Wood
  • Westhouse Wood
  • Woodham Fen
  • Wrabness


  1. ^ "Factfile". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Reserve List". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 

External links

  • Essex Wildlife Trust website
  • Essex Wildlife Trust, Registered Charity no. 210065 at the Charity Commission

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