Chigborough Lakes

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Chigborough Lakes
Main Lake - - 1323776.jpg
TypeNature reserve
LocationMaldon, Essex
OS gridTL 876 086
Area18.6 hectares
Managed byEssex Wildlife Trust

Chigborough Lakes is an 18.6 hectare nature reserve in Maldon in Essex. It is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.[1]

This area of former gravel pits has diverse habitats, lakes, marshes, willow carr, grazed grassland and scrub. More than 120 species of bird have been recorded, out of which over 40 have bred, including great crested grebes, grey herons and little egrets. There are eleven species of willow and several of orchid.[1]

There is access by from Chigborough Road.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Chigborough Lakes". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 November 2016.

Coordinates: 51°44′42″N 0°43′01″E / 51.745°N 0.717°E / 51.745; 0.717