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Silvermead

25ac/10ha  

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Updated 25/08/2014


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Grazing marsh next to the River Lee, just south of Broxbourne. The marshes are criss-crossed by ditches lined with aquatic plants and with colonies of water voles. The grassland is grazed by cattle in summer and is rich in wiid flowers, including common fleabane, meadowsweet and black knapweed, and patrolled by dragonflies and other insects

Visiting

West of the Lea Navigation just south of Broxbourne. Walk south down the towpath.

Train to Broxbourne (Liverpool St–Cambridge line).

Accessible at all times.

High summer for wetland plants and flying insects.


Photo © Ken King