Vange Marsh is a glorious mosaic of wetland habitats that attract many species of birds throughout the year. The fresh and saltwater lagoons here host breeding avocets, little ringed plovers, lapwings and reed buntings. In winter, wigeons, teals and shovelers visit the site and bearded tits thrive in the reedbeds. In summer, scarce emerald damselflies buzz around the reserve and the diamond patterned coats of adders can be glimpsed slithering through the long grass.

Conservation

Part of this nature reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Site information

This is a great place to start looking for birds with lots to see and discover all year round.

Vange Marsh has 2.3km of visitor access with 1.4km of this being permissive nature trails and 0.9km of public footpath. There is one viewing screen overlooking the saline lagoon with fluctuating tide level, and three small earth viewing mounds overlooking the larger brackish lagoon. This site is grazed by cattle periodically through the year- you may bump into them on your walk. The Thames Estuary Path runs through this reserve.

Location

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Latitude / Longitude: 51.556222978338, 0.49370822664021

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