Tollesbury Wick

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Tollesbury Wick
The site of Tollesbury Pier railway station - geograph.org.uk - 40324.jpg
TypeNature reserve
LocationTollesbury, Essex
OS gridTL 970 103
Area242.8 hectares
Managed byEssex Wildlife Trust

Tollesbury Wick is a 242.8 hectare nature reserve east of Tollesbury in Essex. It is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.[1]

This is coastal freshwater marsh which is grazed by sheep, and is worked by traditional methods which encourage wildlife. Areas of ungrazed rough pasture have badgers, and field voles and pygmy shrews are hunted by hen harriers and short-eared owls.[1]

There is access from the sea wall only to a footpath to a bird hide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tollesbury Wick". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 11 November 2016.

Coordinates: 51°45′25″N 0°51′11″E / 51.757°N 0.853°E / 51.757; 0.853