Brickfield & Long Meadow
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This nature reserve near Earls Colne consists of a flower-rich former pasture, a marshy section, ponds, and a former brickfield teeming with meadow ants.
It is owned and managed by its own Trust, by agreement with Braintree Council.
Access via the public footpath that leads south from Park Lane in Earls Colne, 100m. from its junction with the A1124 Halstead–Colchester road, past the school.
Hourly buses Colchester–Halstead run to Earls Colne.
Accessible at all times.