Fingringhoe Visitor Centre
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  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Discovery Park
  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Discovery Park
  • Fingringhoe Wick Nature Discovery Park

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About

Fingringhoe Wick was Essex Wildlife Trust's first nature reserve (1961), some years later it was where the Trust opened their first visitor centre. Sixty years on visitors are still coming to see this magical place. Set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary the reserve offers a sense of real peace and quiet and a chance to escape from it all.

The Nature Reserve is now a SSSI (Site Special Scientific Interest), a wildlife haven of over 200 acres (80 hectares) hosting up to 200 species of birds, 27 species of dragonflies and damselflies, 24 species of butterfly, 350 species of flowering plants, as well as Adders, Badgers and many other animals.

Walk, explore and play on site, there is something for everyone to discover!

*Woodland walks and estuary views

*Nature Discovery area for children

*Bird Hides

*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/EWTFingringhoe

Car park, toilets including disabled and baby change facilities on site. 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

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Guide Prices

Essex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity - suggested donation is stated at the welcome desk.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Signposted off B1025 Colchester to Mersea Island road.

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Discovery Park

Type:Nature Reserve

South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayOpen

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