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Bustard Green


Grid ref: TL 648 285 (click for o/s map)

Updated 04/11/2019

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This long narrow common is a flower-rich grassland bounded by ancient hedgerows. It is managed by local residents.

Notable plants that grow here include sulphur clover and lady's bedstraw, and occasionally bee orchids. The thick hedges provide good nesting habitat, and turtle doves – a bird in steep decline – have nested here recently. The permanent pond supports great crested newts


From Great Dunmow head north along the B1057 towards Finchingfield and, beyond Duck End, turn off left into Lindsell. From Lindsell, Daisyley Road leads up to Bustard Green.

Accessible at all times.

Photo © Tony Gunton