Project Research – Wildlife Locations

Undertaking a project that encompasses 350 miles of coastline is a huge undertaking especially when the objective is to create a resolved body of work within 2 years. Such an undertaking reminds me of the quote “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” Unknown. The answer is to break the project into manageable chunks this is especially true for the wildlife element of the Essex Coastline. I have compiled a list of Essex Wildlife Trust locations that are on the coastline and plan to visit each of them and record them as individual walks.

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Rd, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 0RN, Tel: 01375 643342, e-mail: [email protected]

Fobbing Marsh Nature Reserve,  High Road Fobbing, Tel: 01621 862960 

Two Tree Island Nature Reserve, Leigh on Sea, Essex, Tel: 01621 862960

Gunners Range and Shoesbury Ranges Nature Reserve, Shoesbury, Tel: 01621 862960

Lion Creek and Lower Raypits Nature Reserve, Canewdon, Essex, Tel: 01621 862960

Bradwell Shell Bank Nature Reserve, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7PW Tel: 01621 862960

Ray Island Nature Reserve, Mersea Island, Tel: 01621 862960

Fringringhoe Wick Visitor Centre, South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex CO5 7DN Tel: 01206 729678 e-mail: [email protected]

Howlands Marsh Nature Reserve, Point Clear, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 8NJ, Tel: 01621 862960

Colne Point Nature Reserve,  Off Lee Wick Farm, St Osyth, Essex Tel: 01621 862960

The Naze Centre, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8LE, Tel: 01255 679379 e-mail: [email protected]

John Weston Nature Reserve, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Skipper Island Nature Reserve, On the private road to Birch Hall, Kirby-le-Soken, off the B1034 Thorpe to Kirby Road, Kirby-le-Soken, Essex Tel: 01621 862960

Hamford Water National Nature Reserve, Accessed via the Wade, Kirby-le-Soken

Warbness Nature Reserve,  Whitesheaf Lane, which turns off the B1352 between Bradfield and Wrabness, Wrabness, Essex Tel: 01621 862960

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