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Hythe Lagoons


Grid ref: TM 026 229

Updated 31/12/2023.

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These are former dredging lagoons alongside the River Colne south-east of Colchester, now consisting of rough grassland and ditches. A shallow lake forms in the southernmost lagoon in wet weather. They are important for birds, with a number of species breeding, including avocet, little ringed plover, redshank and lapwing.


Access from Haven Road, which runs straight on from the roundabout at the end of Hythe Quay in Colchester. Park close to Silverton Aggregates and follow the riverside footpath on past the sewage works towards Rowhedge.

Accessible at all times.

Summer for breeding birds; winter for overwintering ducks, gulls and waders

Please keep dogs on a lead

© Glyn Baker