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2 years ago 'The Lozenge' was a local dumping ground, however with grant funding obtained by the Community Reach Partnership from the East of England Development Agency Quality of Place Fund and Brightlingsea Town Council, the area has been transformed into a wildlife area. Visitors can stroll around this 2 acre site, picnic or just sit and enjoy nature. The site is also an ideal place for school field trips where students can study all the plants and wildlife.
Alongside the Lozenge is a SSSI area with splendid views across the rivers Colne and Blackwater, footpaths lead up to the sea wall that at one time was the railway track leading to Colchester. For any bird watching enthusiast this is the place to be, Marsh Harriers, Egrets and other wading birds can be seen in abundance.
Nearby Springmead garden lies in a sheltered dell with natural springs and many flower borders ranging from a bog garden to dry garden.
Walking in Brightlingsea - There is approximately 26 miles of footpaths in Brightlingsea and these have all been upgraded to make easy walking. Some of the paths are up to 3 miles long so it's recommended that walkers wear good footwear.
Visit the Town Centre where you will find a high street very different from other towns, individual shops, bakers, butchers, fish shop and several public houses.
Any coach parties visiting Brightlingsea by arrangement with Brightlingsea Town Council can have free parking.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||Open to dusk.|
Parking : free