Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm walking to first hide

Description


Blue House Farm is a 660 acre farm on the north bank of the river Crouch that is owned and managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. The farm is notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is internationally important for wildlife, particularly overwintering birds but also for coastal plants and insects.

Notable Species


All Year

Mute Swan

Great Crested Grebe

Little Egret

Skylark

Marsh Harrier

Common Buzzard

Reed Bunting

Shoveler

Canada Goose

Grey Heron

Stock Dove

Brent Goose


Spring

Yellow Wagtail

Common Tern

Little Ringed Plover

Wheatear

Barn Owl

Snipe

Golden Plover

Stonechat

Arctic Tern

Common Sandpiper

Cormorant


Summer

Common Tern

Reed Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Swallow

Avocet

House Martin


Autumn

Pintail

Ruff

Green Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper

Black-tailed Godwit


Winter

Peregrine

Merlin

Fieldfare

Short-eared Owl

Access Details


Route 1 - 4km (can get wet in winter)

A circular route begins in the visitor's car park in Blue House Farm Chase. It follows a permissive footpath around the farm going to all 3 bird hides before joining the public footpath on the seawall. You can then follow the public footpath along the seawall to return to the car park.

Route 2 - 7.5km or 14km 

For a longer walk follow the seawall footpath to Althorne (7.5 km), or Burnham on Crouch (14km) and then take the train back to North Fambridge Station.

Please keep to the footpaths

 

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