Essex Wildlife Trusts Abberton Reservoir

Join Essex Wildlife Trust at Abberton Reservoir and explore their Brambly hedge trail; find Wilfred with his catapult or look at Primrose’s pretty bonnet. The trail will take you around the nature reserve, through Wild Wood home to many different species of wildlife including hares, kestrels, goldfinches and orchids. At the end of your trail enjoy time in their wild play area complete with a zip wire, spiders web and long tailed tit nest. The tearoom in the visitor centre will also be open supplying lots of locally sourced food.

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The Wildlife Trusts

Brambly Hedge and The Wildlife Trusts have joined forces to champion the amazing countryside and wildlife that surrounds us. The Wildlife Trusts look after an amazing 2250 nature reserves and are all about local wildlife conservation. The Junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts is called Wildlife Watch, and it encourages youngsters to explore their surroundings and get closer to wildlife.

Working together, The Wildlife Trusts and Brambly Hedge want to help you explore and feel inspired by the animals that live in your own garden or green space close to you.

The Wildlife Trust has plenty of spotting sheets to take with you when you go wildlife spotting, including the Brambly Hedge Mice in the UK spotting sheet and the Brambly Hedge Amphibian Detective spotting sheet. To view all The Wildlife Trust spotting sheets click here »


Brambly Hedge wildlife activity sheets

Click on an image to download your Brambly Hedge wildlife activity sheet!