Wildlife Walk Heybridge Gravel Pits
Time & Location
About the Event
Wildlife Walk at Heybridge Gravel Pit with Simon Wood and Carla Davis. Contact Carla on 07832 286153 for booking and further information, weather dependant.
Park at the Daisy Meadow car park, Heybridge Basin (CM9 4RW - What 3 Words croak.socket.destroyer) and meet at the steps which lead up to the navigation footpath.
Dug in the 1960s the site has developed, in the intervening decades, into an incredibly diverse location. The pit is directly adjacent to the RAMSAR designated Blackwater Estuary with saline, brackish and freshwater all next to each other. Around 220 bird species have been recorded. We would hope to see many wintering waders and wildfowl.
There are two pubs and a tearoom in Heybridge Basin for refreshments after the walk, all open at the time of print. Note that there are no public toilets on site or nearby. Car parking charges may be in place by the time this walk takes place.