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A wetland site of international importance for wildfowl. Up to 40,000 ducks, swans and geese visit each year. Excellent bird watching opportunities and fabulous views over the reservoir. The huge expanse of Essex & Suffolk Water's Abberton Reservoir is one of Europe's top wetland sites and is well worth a visit.
Walk, explore and play on site, there is something for everyone to discover!
*Bramley Hedge sculpture trail
*Café offering hot drinks and refreshments
*Shop – Nature based books & gifts, binoculars and bird food.
We run an exciting range of events for all ages across our Nature Discovery Centres, please visit our Facebook pages for the most up to date information and booking details. https://www.facebook.com/EWTAbberton
Car parking and toilets including disabled and baby change facilities on site. Footpaths are buggy friendly. All terrain mobility scooter avaible to hire.
Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. We value your support, all income generated from our sites enables us to continue this great work – thank you.
Essex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity - suggested donation is stated at the welcome desk.
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- WiFi or internet access
Map & Directions
Take the B1026 from Colchester and follow it for about 5 miles to Abberton - Large free car park available
Public Transport Directions
Large free on site car park. The nearest railway station is Colchester Town, which is 5 miles away.