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LNR Type: Rural
County: Essex
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1993
Declaring Authority: Tendring District Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TM 161 316
Location: Wheatsheaf lane, Wrabness. CO11
Owned by: Tendring District Council
Managed by: Essex Wildlife Trust
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Reached via Whitesheaf Lane, which turns off the B1352 between Bradfield and Wrabness.  A turning half left just beyond the railway bridge leads to the car park.  
Wrabness railway station, one mile away via a public footpath.
Visitor facilities: Free Parking
Dogs allowed if under effective control
There is a hard surfaced path around the reserve making it accessible for those with pushchairs or disabilities.
What to see: The reserve is an excellent habitat for a number of birds including Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, Turtle Dove, Songthrush, Nightingale, Bullfinch and Short Eared Owl.  In addition, Barn Owls regularly hunt over the coarse grassland.  There are many wild plants such as Corn Mint, Hairy Buttercup, Sea Aster and Ox-Eye Daisy.  The site also offers some wonderful grassland and a whole host of butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies can be seen.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Volunteer through The Wildlife Trust
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: The Wildlife Trust
Tel 01621 862960
or try
Tendring District Council
Tel 01255 686868
Website address and other links:
alternatively try
and search for Wrabness Local Nature Reserve

last updated 16/03/2016
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