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Wallasea Island

272ac/110ha  

Grid ref: TQ 959 938 (click for o/s map)

Updated 25/08/2014


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This is the site of RSPB's Wild Coast project, which eventually will create large areas of coastal habitat. Construction work is scheduled to finish in 2019 and, while it is in progress, access is possible along the northern seawall to a mosaic of lagoons and mudflats created by Defra as compensation for sites lost to development elsewhere, and used by birds such as shelduck, pochard and teal in winter. Large numbers of lapwing and other waders gather on the shallow lagoons on the island itself, attracting birds of prey such as marsh harriers

Visiting

From Rochford, take the Ashingdon Road and turn right into Brays Lane. Follow the brown tourist signs from there, along Apton Hall Road and then Creeksea Ferry Road

Accessible at all times.


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