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The Seven Woods Walk gives you the chance to explore the whole Belfairs & Daws Heath Living Landscape in the company of the Belfairs Ranger, Tristan. Our November walk will provide a fantastic opportunity to see the woods in all their glorious autmnal colours. Everybody is welcome but please be aware this is a 5.5Find out more »
Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionallyFind out more »
Lexden Gathering Grounds, near Colchester, is a 22 acre site with a wonderful woodland and partially wooded marsh at the bottom and meadow beyond. Join the Colchester EWT Local Group to help maintain this beautiful site. Please wear suitable clothing and bring work gloves and a drink. Learn about wildlife and better your chances ofFind out more »
Work parties at Sawbridgeworth Nature Reserve take place every Sunday. Contact the warden Bob Reed for more information.Find out more »
Sunday work parties at Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve are organised by the warden throughout the year to carry out on-going maintenance and access tasks. Better for you than the gym and free too 😊 Please wear suitable clothes for the weather conditions and sturdy footwear. Please contact the warden if you wish to join onFind out more »
Come and spend an enjoyable day at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre trying your hand at the traditional craft of basket-making using English willow to weave a basket to take home. The adult-only workshop is informal and relaxed and is suitable for beginners. All materials and tools will be provided but please bring sharp secateurs ifFind out more »
A circular walk around this EWT coastal reserve gives good views of freshwater grazing marsh and the Blackwater estuary. A good range of waders and wildfowl should be seen, with several raptors possible. We encourage car sharing where possible. Contact the walk organiser for further details. Toilets are available in the car park. This isFind out more »
A presentation of various different optical equipment by local wildlife enthusiast Liz Huxley. Liz will also be showcasing some of her incredible landscape and wildlife photos taken at The Naze. You will get the chance to try some of the optical equipment such as binoculars and monoculars. Our optics (Hawke and Opticron) are 10% offFind out more »
A fantastic outdoor family event for all the family at Fingringhoe Hoe Wick Nature Reserve, near Colchester Forest School Activities in the woods include bug hunting, build dens, balance on a rope walk, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. The only limit is yourFind out more »
A fantastic outdoor family event for all the family at Hanningfield Nature Reserve, near Chelmsford. Forest School Activities in the woods include bug hunting, build dens, balance on a rope walk, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. The only limit is your imagination. ChildrenFind out more »