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This area served as a mine depot until it was demolished in 1963. Attempts to develop the site ran into public opposition and in 1992 it became a nature reserve.
It is mainly open grassland and scrub, with a pond, a bog, a wooded fringe and a bird hide overlooking the Stour Estuary.
Reached via Wheatsheaf Lane, which turns north off the B1352 (Ramsey–Manningtree) between Bradfield and Wrabness. A turning half-left just beyond the railway bridge leads to the car park. SatNav: CO11 2TB.
About a mile walk from Wrabness rail station via a public footpath. A bus service from Colchester to Harwich runs along the B1352.
Accessible at all times.
May for birdsong; summer for wild flowers and butterflies.
Good wheelchair access.