Country parks and local nature reserves

Westlands Country Park

Westlands Country Park covers an area of approximately 16 hectares of woodland and open grassland.

Westlands Country Park covers an area of approximately 16 hectares of woodlan...

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Spring Lane Nursery Me...

A mixture of damp woodland and semi improved grassland adjacent to the River Colne.

A mixture of damp woodland and semi improved grassland adjacent to the River ...

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Bourne Valley

Bourne Valley is a site of nature conservation importance.

Bourne Valley is a site of nature conservation importance.

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Bull Meadow

One of the first Local Nature Reserves to be opened in Colchester.

One of the first Local Nature Reserves to be opened in Colchester.

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Hythe Lagoons

A 17 acre site which lies to the south of the town's former harbour between the Hythe and Rowhedge.

A 17 acre site which lies to the south of the town's former harbour betwe...

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Welsh Wood

Welsh Wood is a piece of ancient woodland covering 6.5 acres.

Welsh Wood is a piece of ancient woodland covering 6.5 acres.

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Cowdray Marsh

Small but important Local Wildlife Site.

Small but important Local Wildlife Site.

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Colne Local Nature Res...

The Colne LNR lies on the north side of the river Colne on rising ground between Essex University and Wivenhoe.

The Colne LNR lies on the north side of the river Colne on rising ground betw...

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Cymbeline Meadows

Cymbeline Meadows is a 74 ha area of working farm land comprising a rich variety of habitats.

Cymbeline Meadows is a 74 ha area of working farm land comprising a rich vari...

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Gosbecks Archaeologica...

The archaeological park has been described as one of Britain's premier Iron Age and Roman monuments.

The archaeological park has been described as one of Britain's premier Ir...

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Lexden Park Local Natu...

Lexden Park LNR at seven hectares is a relatively small reserve, which is a haven for walkers and lovers of fauna and flora.

Lexden Park LNR at seven hectares is a relatively small reserve, which is a h...

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Lexden Springs Local N...

Lexden Springs Local Nature Reserve was the first Local Nature Reserve to be opened in Colchester.

Lexden Springs Local Nature Reserve was the first Local Nature Reserve to be ...

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Salary Brook Local Nat...

This river valley corridor covering 48 acres constitutes an important urban wildlife area and comprises a wealth of habitats.

This river valley corridor covering 48 acres constitutes an important urban w...

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Hilly Fields

This 80 acre (32ha) reserve is designated both as a Local Wildlife Site and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

This 80 acre (32ha) reserve is designated both as a Local Wildlife Site and a...

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