Daws Heath Nature Reserve

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Daws Heath Nature Reserve: This 104 acre reserve comprises of 14 meadows, a network of fine old hedgerows and two woods.

Starvelarks Wood is mainly sweet chestnut and is probably a 19th century plantation that has been under coppice management.

Wyburns Wood contains a complex range of tree and plant species, indicating its ancient origins. It is very damp in places and here it supports a rare type of woodland known as plateau alder wood, which has a ground flora of male fern and pendulous sedge.

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Turn south off the A127 at Rayleigh Weir on to Rayleigh Road (A129) and turn left on to Daws Heath Road at the Woodmans Arms mini-roundabout. Or join the A129 from the A13 and turn right on to Daws Heath Road.

Bus

Hourly bus service except Sundays serves Daws Heath Road. More frequent services run along Rayleigh Road and pass Woodmans Arms Public House(400m to west via Daws Heath Road).

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Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Phone: +44 1621 862960.
Email: admin@essexwt.org.uk
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