Sawbridgeworth Marsh

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Sawbridgeworth Marsh: The 22 acre reserve contains plants, such as marsh willowherb and marsh valerian. Other uncommon plants include marsh arrow-grass, southern marsh orchid and blunt-flowered rush.

It has several open drainage ditches and two ponds rich in aquatic life, including the rare slender amber snail. The areas of sedge, reeds and tall fen vegetation provide a valuable nesting habitat for reed warbler, sedge warbler and grasshopper warbler. Other breeding birds include snipe and water rail. The reserve is rich in insect life.

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To the west of the unclassified road from Sawbridgeworth to Gaston Green and Little Hallingbury.There is no car park, but there are two small lay-bys on the opposite side of the road about 200 yards north of the reserve entrance.

Bus

About 800m north-east of Sawbridgeworth station (BR Liverpool Street to Cambridge).

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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