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Abbots Hall Farm

Great Wigborough, Essex

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Part of the Blackwater Estuary and forms the centrepiece in a conservation jigsaw that links together over 3,000 acres of wildlife rich land along the Essex coast. The farm is 700 acres and the seawall was breached allowing salt water back onto the land and bringing it back to a saltmarsh. Its vegetation includes marsh samphire, annual sea blit), and lesser sea spurrey, and the birds which can be seen feeding here include redshank, oystercatcher, littler tern and shelduck.

Amongst the farmland that has not been reclaimed by the sea it is home to farmland birds such as skylark, grey partridge and corn bunting and you will see sheep grazing.

During the winter migration - Brent Geese visit here.

Today it is part owned and managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.

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Location: Abbots Hall Farm, Great Wigborough, Essex

Grid Reference: TL966142 Ceremonial County: Essex

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Getting there: About 3km south of the causeway across Abberton Reservoir, turn east off the B1026 (Colchester to Maldon) towards Peldon. The entrance to Abbotts Hall Farm is about 1km down on the right.

Website: Own 
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Address: The Jean Elliot Visitor Centre, Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough, Colchester, Essex
Postcode: CO5 7RZ Telephone: 01621 862960
Opening Times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Nearby Locations: Old Hall Marshes, Essex
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Notes: Toilets and Bird Hides. Dogs restricted to certain areas or to certain specified times.







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