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Silvermead

25ac/10ha  

Grid ref: TL 372 063 (click for o/s map)


Updated 11/12/2020.

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Grazing marsh next to the River Lee, just south of Broxbourne. The marshes are criss-crossed by ditches lined with aquatic plants and with colonies of water voles. In summer the grassland is grazed by cattle and is patrolled by dragonflies and other insects. It is rich in wiid flowers, including common fleabane, meadowsweet and knapweed.

Visiting

West of the Lea Navigation just south of Broxbourne. Walk south down the towpath.

Train to Broxbourne (Liverpool St–Cambridge line).

Accessible at all times.

High summer for wetland plants and flying insects.


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