South-west

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The south-west corner of Essex, mainly comprising Thurrock and Basildon, is heavily urbanised, but Basildon has the Langdon Hills and large areas of former plotland to the south of the new town, while Thurrock has the Mardyke Valley, a complex of ancient and new woodlands around Belhus, and the former chalk pits near Grays, now Chafford Gorges Nature Park. Along its southern fringe lie some of the best surviving marshlands of the Thames Estuary, the largest of which is the RSPB's Rainham Marshes reserve on the edge of Greater London.

Belhus
   Belhus Chase
   Belhus Woods
   Cely Woods
   Kennington Park
   Oak Wood & Ash Plantation
Bowers Marsh
Chafford Gorges Nature Park
Fobbing Marsh
Grove House Wood
Hangman's Wood
Horndon Meadow
Langdon Hills CP
Langdon Lake & Meadows
Langdon Nature Reserve
Linford Wood
Mardyke Valley
   Davy Down
   Mardyke Woods
Nevendon Bushes
Noak Bridge nature reserve
Rainham Marshes
Shotgate Thickets
Stanford Warren
The Wick CP
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
Vange Hill
Vange Marsh
Wat Tyler CP