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Gosfield Sandpits


Grid ref: TL 786 295 (click for o/s map)

Updated 10/12/2020.

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A former sandpit that has partially scrubbed over. It has a large open glade, a number of ponds and lakes, some of which are fished, and a network of paths. It also has some sandy areas that are low in nutrients and consequently support a wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. This includes bluebells and wood anemones, some plants that are now very scarce and also quite a few garden 'escapes' – in fact a real mixed bag.


Close to the village of Gosfield, west of Halstead. Accessible from The Street (A1017) in Halstead or, for vehicles, via a farm track from Halstead Road.

Bus services along The Street (A1017).

Accessible at all times.

© Dudley Miles