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Workshop/Course, Fri 23 Jun 2017

Chafford Gorges Nature Park

Chafford Gorges Nature Park


Chafford Gorges Nature Park


Chafford Gorges Nature Park,
Drake Road,
Chafford Hundred Grays,
RM16 6RG


Glow-worms are one of the most intriguing beetles, with their green glow a magical feature of summer evenings throughout the UK. Come and learn about the lifecycle and ecology of Glow-worms and find out how to actively manage habitats to increase their numbers. The course will focus on identifying larval and adult (glowing females) stages at Chafford Gorges Nature Park, which has one of the largest remaining Glow-worm populations in Essex. A short classroom session will be followed by evening searches for larvae and glowing females on the reserve, which will form part of the ongoing Essex Glow-worm Survey. The course will be an excellent chance to see Glow-worms in the wild and find out what you can do to help conserve them and monitor their numbers. Signed copies of the Essex Glow-worm book will be available.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 Jun 2017 19:00 to 23:00


£15 donation

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Sat 17 Jun Wildlife Gardening
Fri 23 Jun Glow-worms



Plan route to Chafford Gorges Nature Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 602795  Lat: 51.49257 Long: 0.30764

Once on Drake road follow the road till you see the Essex Wildlife Trust flay and the carpark is on your right, drive into carpark, disabled parking is the paved area closest to the centre, walk down the slope to enter the visitor centre.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Chafford Hundred station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Thurrock Business award winners in 2007,2010,2011,2012 and 2013