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

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    Small church in a very dispersed and small village situation maintained by a very small…

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

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

    2.08 miles away
  1. St Leonards Church

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

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

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  4. Thousands of trees were planted that will develop into a mixed deciduous woodland. At the…

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

    2.59 miles away
  6. Grade II listed parish church located on the village square in Tillingham.

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

    2.69 miles away
  8. Extensive working railway museum including locomotives, carriages, wagons, historic…

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

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

    3.2 miles away
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    3.37 miles away
  12. This active rural parish church, situated on a hilltop overlooking the Blackwater Estuary…

    3.39 miles away
  13. St Cuthberts RC Church

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  1. Ascension Hair

    Address

    37a High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

    Telephone

    01621 852000

    Maldon

    Ascension Hair

  2. Address

    Grapnells Farm, Creeksea Ferry Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 2HD

    Telephone

    01268 498620

    Rochford

    RSPB Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.

  3. Address

    Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust, The Sail Lofts, Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury, Essex, CM9 8SE

    Telephone

    01621868113

    Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury

    Fellowship Afloat's centre is a unique place for adventure, relaxation and exploring the environment.
    Based on a converted lightvessel moored on the coast, it's an ideal activity venue for youth clubs, schools, churches, special needs groups and…

  4. Address

    The Warren Golf & Country Club, Woodham Walter, Essex, CM9 6RW

    Telephone

    01245 223258

    Woodham Walter

    The Estate boasts superb golf courses, a welcoming clubhouse, beautiful barn style wedding venue, luxury lodge accommodation and Health Club.

  5. Address

    Burnham Road, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6EX

    Telephone

    01621 742051

    Latchingdon

    An all-year-round Indoor Bowls Facility, with cafe, bar and the Golding Room for Weddings, Christenings, Birthday Parties, Wakes and other celebrations.

  6. Address

    East St, Tollesbury, Maldon, CM9 8QD

    Telephone

    01621 869230

    Tollesbury

    Tollesbury Congregation Church

  7. Address

    Fambridge Road, North Fambridge, Essex, CM3 6NB

    Telephone

    01621 828244

    North Fambridge

    Facilities include a car park, football pitch, children's play site, and basketball net. Visitors should take care on leaving the site as visibility is restricted.

  8. Address

    Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ

    Telephone

    01621 854095

    Maldon

    Pirates Bay is an exciting 19 hole adventure Golf Course offering loads of fun for all ages.

  9. Address

    The Square, Tillingham, Essex, CM07SU

    Telephone

    01621 779620

    Tillingham

    Grade II listed parish church located on the village square in Tillingham.

  10. Tractor Shed

    Address

    London Heys Farm, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6LQ

    Telephone

    01621 740282

    Latchingdon

    A small community theater and auditorium.

  11. Address

    Saint Lawrence Hill, Steeple, Essex, CM0 7LN

    Telephone

    01621 776203

    Steeple

    This active rural parish church, situated on a hilltop overlooking the Blackwater Estuary provides exhibitions and community activities. Light refreshments available.

  12. Address

    Church Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QB

    Telephone

    01621 786066

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Affectionately known as St Mary's, there has been a church on this site since 1155, possibly even earlier, and as such the fabric of the building reflects a long and eventful history.

  13. Address

    Stow Maries, Essex, CM3 6SJ

    Telephone

    01621 862960

    Stow Maries

    This 5.5 acre reserve consists of the former Stow Maries Halt on the disused Maldon to South Woodham Ferrers railway line, along with an adjoining four-acre meadow acquired later.

  14. Address

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

    Telephone

    01621 783783

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    The Rio Cinema is independently owned and was built in 1931, offering 2 screens showing current films at historically low prices! The Rio is a must for residents, visitors and cinema enthusiasts alike.

  15. Address

    Church Street, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, CM9 8TS

    Tolleshunt D'Arcy

    Grade I listed parish church in the village of Toilleshunt D'Arcy.

  16. Address

    Southminster Road, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QB

    Telephone

    01621 785865

    Burnham-On-Crouch

    The Limes has been trading in Burnham for over 25 years. Our popular farm shop sells fruit and veg in season, while our nursery is stocked all year round with a wide variety of plants, especially herbacious during the spring.

  17. Address

    Hester Place, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8SA

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Small site accessible on foot from Hester Place or The Pippins.
    Enclosed children's play site, kickabout area, basketball net, wildlife area.

  18. Address

    Woodrolfe Hard, Tollesbury, Maldon, CM9 8SE

    Telephone

    01621 869039

    Tollesbury

    Woodup Pool is a salt water amenity pool with an area of sand at one end. Children should be supervised at all times as there are no lifeguards in attendance. During the summer months a portable toilet is provided.

  19. Address

    Essex Marina, Wallsea Island, SS4 2HF

    Telephone

    07748 653900

    Wallsea Island

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  20. Address

    Maldon, Essex, CM9 5QP

    Maldon

    If you want a mud-free stroll which takes in the lesser-known parts of Maldon then this walk is a good option.
    This easy circuit of Maldon uses plenty of quiet paths and lanes, giving you the chance to explore lesser-visited parts of the town.

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