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Two Tree Island Nature Reserve

Belton Way (by Leigh-on-sea train station), Leigh on Sea, SS9 2GB
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Area
Access facilities:
  • Accessible Car Parking

Adjacent to the internationally protected Thames Estuary, Two Tree Island is a winter refuge for a huge variety of winter wildfowl and waders.

The land was reclaimed from the sea in the 18th century when a seawall was built around the saltmarsh and originally used for farming. Now managed by Essex Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve, it’s a stone’s through away from Leigh-on-Sea and a firm favourite walking destination and fantastic site for birdwatching.

Two Tree Island boasts approximately 6km of trails which are a mixture of gravel and grass paths. To avoid disturbing the ground nesting birds members of the public are reminded to keep to the marked tracks.

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