Dengie National Nature Reserve

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The Dengie National Nature Reserve is a large and remote area of tidal mudflat and saltmarsh between the Blackwater and Crouch Estuaries near Bradwell-on-Sea. Made up of 3105 hectares, it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Area. The reserve is also one of three Ramsar Sites in the Maldon District, and one of seventy-one designated Ramsar sites in England.

The saltmarsh is the largest continuous example of its type in Essex and is home to internationally and nationally important wintering populations of wildfowl and waders. The flats between the tides, and the saltmarshes at high tide, provide extensive feeding areas for these populations, including nearly 2% of the world’s population of Brent Geese and Grey Plover. There are also significant numbers of Dunlin, Turnstone and Knot, and good numbers of Oystercatcher, Pintail, Shelduck, Wigeon, Curlew, Golden Plover and Bar-tailed Godwit.

Within this site is Bradwell Shell Bank nature reserve, which is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. St. Peter’s Chapel overlooks some of the Dengie National Nature Reserve.

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Dengie National Nature Reserve

Type:Nature Reserve

Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7US

Tel: 01621 856503

What's Nearby

  1. St James, Dengie is a small parish church serving the rural villages of Asheldham and…

    1.36 miles away
  2. Brewery offering guided tours and Taproom and Kitchen serving our ales, ciders and lager…

    1.81 miles away
  3. One of the largest and best equipped parish fields in the Maldon District, this open,…

    2.08 miles away
  1. The cemetery includes two Commonwealth War Graves. Private E Chinnery of the Middlesex…

    2.13 miles away
  2. Southminster War Memorial is a 2.4m obelisk in the grounds of St Leonard's Church,…

    2.14 miles away
  3. Parts of this historic parish church are nearly 1000 years old, dating back to about 1100…

    2.14 miles away
  4. This church belongs to the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches. It is the…

    2.38 miles away
  5. Orchard Meadows consists of five adjoining meadows, each surrounded by hedges. The…

    2.49 miles away
  6. This site was created in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reign of Queen…

    2.56 miles away
  7. Car park, public toilets, football pitch, cricket pitch, bowls club, sports pavilion,…

    2.59 miles away
  8. This Grade II listed parish church has a beautiful setting in the village square in…

    2.67 miles away
  9. Seasons Wood consists mainly of hawthorn & blackthorn scrub. To the northern end of the…

    2.69 miles away
  10. An unusual piece of wartime history can be found on the seawall heading out of…

    2.72 miles away
  11. Extensive working railway museum including locomotives, carriages, wagons, historic…

    3.17 miles away
  12. Affectionately known as St Mary's, there has been a church on this site since 1155,…

    3.17 miles away
  13. Small site accessible on foot from Hester Place or The Pippins.
    Enclosed children's…

    3.2 miles away
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    Maldon

    Maldon Wheat Mill is a familiar visual landmark along the banks of the Blackwater Estuary, where a mill has stood since 1896. Owned by Carr's Flour, the Maldon mill is the smallest and most flexible of the Carr’s flour mills.

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    253 Mundon Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6PW

    Maldon

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    The company became a…

  3. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

    Maldon

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    Bradwell-on-Sea Village Hall, South Street, Bradwell-on-Sea, CM0 7QJ

    Bradwell-on-Sea

    SALTMARSH COAST WALKING FESTIVAL - 3 miles. This short walk around Bradwell-on-Sea and Bradwell Waterside, part of the Walk it Local collection, takes in traditional country pubs, a historic church, a thriving marina and the saltmarsh coast,…

  5. Address

    8-12 Edwards Wakj, High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PS

    Telephone

    01621 855 921

    Maldon

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  6. Address

    Lock Hill, Heybridge Basin, CM9 4RX

    Telephone

    020 8168 5202

    Heybridge Basin

    Now moored permanently in Heybridge Basin, Maldon, Essex, the Sir William Arnold lifeboat is a 52ft Arun class lifeboat that was built in 1973 and served all her lifesaving career at St Peter Port in Guernsey. During her career, the lifeboat went on…

  7. Address

    Bradwell Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7QY

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1621 776256

    Bradwell-on-Sea

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    Kings Head Centre, High Street, Maldon, CM95PN

    Telephone

    01621 859790

    High Street

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  9. Address

    Unit E Wenlock Way, Maldon, CM9 5AD

    Telephone

    01621 855444

    Maldon

    JB Salon offers a wide range of beauty and aesthetic treatments for men and women, such as waxing (including intimate areas), facials, spray tans, brow treatments, eyelash tinting and extensions, manicures and pedicures, acrylic nails and nail art…

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    Maldon Road, Woodham Mortimer, CM9 6SN

    Woodham Mortimer

    Pretty St Margaret's Church dates from the 12th century, but the majority of the Grade II Listed building was reconstructed in the 19th century. Features include a 13th century font and an interesting graveyard with an impressive raised memorial to…

  11. Address

    101 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5EP

    Telephone

    01621 856072

    Maldon

    Traditional bakery with fresh bread made on the premises each morning. Wide range of different loaves and rolls, plus tasty cakes, sandwiches, sausage rolls and other takeaway lunch items.

  12. Address

    Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Maldon

    This 100 year old Edwardian park encompasses an ornamental lake, a large water Splash Park, beach huts for hire, sandpits, a galleon play ship & aerial zip-wire & several picnic areas.

  13. Address

    Various locations:, Burnham Yacht Harbour in Foundry Lane, Belvedere Road and Coronation Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8BL

    Belvedere Road and Coronation Road, Burnham-on-Crouch

    If you walk around Burnham-on-Crouch look out for the three large buoys that now decorate the street scene. These historic buoys were once out in the water of the Crouch estuary, helping to guide ships safetly home, but when they were replaced at…

  14. Address

    Vicarage Lane, Mundon, Essex, CM9 6PA

    Mundon

    The church of St. Mary in Mundon is cared for by the Friends of Friendless Churches and it is now conserved as a Grade 1 listed medieval church. After a major programme of restoration and repair it is once again open to the public daily.

  15. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LE

    Telephone

    01621 856503

    Maldon

    The site boasts one of the largest and best equipped children's play sites in the Maldon District. The play equipment has been designed so that it is exciting and challenging for children of all ages.

  16. Address

    118 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5ET

    Telephone

    01621 852969

    Maldon

    Maldon Newsagent & Off Licence is a convenience store selling magazines and newspapers, groceries, sweets, alcohol and everyday essentials.

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    Maldon

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    We have an established membership covering all age groups within Triathlon ranging from the Junior club tri starts all the…

  18. Address

    31 High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8HJ

    Telephone

    01621 929314

    Burnham-on-Crouch

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    9-11 Edwards Walk, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PS

    Telephone

    01621 857577

    Maldon

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    Maldon, Essex, CM9 9EB

    Telephone

    01621 856895

    Maldon

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