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Cranham Brickfields

44ac/18ha  LNR

Grid ref: TQ 582 874 (click for o/s map)

Updated 11/12/2020.

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This former brickfield has large areas of grassland and scrub full of wild flowers such as birdsfoot trefoil, agrimony and knapweed, and also a much rarer plant – dyers greenweed, whose yellow flowers appear in June. Great crested newts occupy the pond and many rushes and sedges grow in the wetter patches.

Franks Wood, an ancient hornbeam coppice woodland, can be reached via Cranham Brickfields. Bluebells flower in spring and honeysuckle later in the year.


Accessed from Cranham Village via Moor Lane and Limerick Gardens, or via the footpath from St Mary's Lane (B187).

Bus 248 frequent service from Upminster station to Cranham village.

Accessible at all times.

© Glyn Baker