Bowers Marsh is a relatively new RSPB reserve situated between Pitsea Station and Benfleet Station in South Essex.
With saline and freshwater lagoons plus a large area of restored grazing marsh, this reserve has already attracted a wide variety of species.
Past Rarities Include
Great White Egret
This 5km (3 mile) walk leads you into the depths of the marshland. Immerse yourself in the reserve as you walk past lagoons, grazing marsh and reedbeds. The paths are hard-surfaced and level with the exception of the step access to East Haven viewing point.
Explore the wetland and grassland on this 2km (1.2 mile) trail which is perfect for a family visit. The paths are hard-surfaced with a gentle slope to the northeast corner of the reserve.
This 1km (0.6 mile) trail takes you along mixed hedgerows which are excellent for wildlife throughout the year. The paths are hard-surfaced and level.
Open at all times. Car park open daily from 9 am to 5 pm except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
TQ 755 867
- Nearest train station: Benfleet (2.3 km /1.7 miles) or Pitsea (4 km /2.3 miles)
- Nearest bus stop: On the B1464 on the number 22 Basildon to Canvey bus route