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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  1. Address

    West Field car park, North Street, Tillingham, CM0 7TP

    Tillingham

    2.73 miles. This gentle walk lets you explore Tillingham, with its pretty village green lined with weatherboarded cottages, and the wide-open expanses of the surrounding Dengie farmland. There's a historic church to investigate, and two historic…

  2. Address

    Woodham Walter, CM9 6RF

    Woodham Walter

    War memorials in the village of Woodham Walter include a Memorial Shelter, a Memorial Garden and a Memorial Clock on the parish church. The churchyard also contains two Commonwealth War Graves.

  3. Address

    4 Mildmay House, Foundry Lane, Burnham, CM0 8BL

    Telephone

    01621 785779

    Burnham

    Family run unisex hair salon with a freshly refurbished interior.

  4. Address

    16 Edward's Walk, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PS

    Telephone

    07790 270503

    Maldon

    The Bra Consultancy is a Lingerie Boutique that provides a personalised fitting service with a size range including 28-50 AA-K. We offer the following ranges of styles: Fashion, Sports, Post-Surgery, Non-Wired and Pregnancy & Nursing.

  5. Address

    The Quay, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8AR

    Telephone

    01621 784785

    Burnham-on-Crouch

    Burnham's picturesque quayside is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

  6. Address

    Sawyers Road, Little Totham, Maldon, CM9 8JP

    Telephone

    01621 854477

    Little Totham

    This site has a small car park and is also accessible on foot from School Road. It is managed for informal recreation and a number of events are organised by the local community throughout the year.

  7. Address

    Burnham Road, Althorne, CM3 6DT

    Telephone

    01621 786785

    Althorne

    Our recently refurbished farm shop, near the picturesque sailing town of Burnham-on-Crouch is a sanctuary for good, honest food and offers our customers a wide range of fresh local produce. From locally sourced meat, all of which is butchered and…

  8. 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…

  9. Address

    High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PF

    Telephone

    01621 851553

    Maldon

    This 15th Century former manorial home houses a unique brick spiral staircase, a Georgian court room, a former prison and a Victorian Council Chamber.

  10. Address

    Limebrook Way, Maldon, CM9 6GG

    Maldon

    Morrisons supermarket includes a petrol station and carwash, cafe, photo booth, dry cleaning, National Lottery, ATM bank machines, Coinstar machine, Rug Doctor hire and floristry department, and well as a huge range of groceries and essentials.

  11. Address

    19A High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PE

    Telephone

    01621 854471

    Maldon

    Lovely selection of ladies clothing, jewellery and accessories. Now in a larger shop in Maldon High Street.

  12. Address

    The Martial Arts Centre, 4a Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4PZ

    Telephone

    01277 262 800

    Maldon

    Kazen Kai Karate at The Martial Arts Centre in Maldon offers a wide range of classes for adults and children, focusing on traditional Karate along with kick-boxing, Taekwondo and self-defence. 

  13. Address

    Maldon, Essex

    Maldon

    We have created a downloadable Wildlife Scavenger Hunt activity to offer a fun and educational activitiy for any budding wildlife fans.

    Have a go at our Widlife Scavenger Hunt today and see how many species you can find!

  14. Address

    21 High Street, Burnham, Essex, CM0 8AG

    Telephone

    01621 785339

    Burnham

    Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. Our Support Centres in Essex and London are vital in helping people living with cancer. The centres offer a range of complementary therapies to…

  15. Address

    Braxted Park Road, Great Braxted, CO5 0QB

    Telephone

    07980 768616

    Great Braxted

    Sculpt Gallery is one of only a handful of art galleries in the UK specialising in contemporary British sculpture and studio ceramics. Founded in 2012 by Debra Blik, the gallery programme showcases work by a select stable of established and emerging…

  16. Address

    Althorne, Essex, CM9 6DG

    Althorne

    A picturesque 5.65 mile linear walk along the coast between the villages of Althorne and North Fambridge; this allows you to get a train from North Fambridge station at the end of the walk to return to the start.

  17. Address

    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,…

  18. Address

    Althorne, Essex, CM9 6DG

    Althorne

    A pleasant 5.02 mile circular walk around the village of Althorne. The walk includes a short stretch along the River Crouch before turning inland through the fields and over the railway line before arriving in Althorne.

  19. Address

    171 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5BS

    Telephone

    07576 549149

    Maldon

    Nail salon specialising in acrylic and gel sculpted extensions, gel polish, polish, glitter toes and nail art.

  20. Address

    Birchwood Road, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6PR

    Telephone

    01621 828231

    Purleigh

    Small and friendly yard catering for all riders whether novice or experienced, either riding for fun or working for exams. Fully licenced and five star.

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