Nevendon Bushes Local Nature Reserve
A 15 acre ancient woodland in the middle of Felmores Estate in Basildon.
The woodland provides a wonderful green oasis for local people to enjoy and is a haven for woodland wildlife, including Woodpeckers and Sparrowhawks as well as many Warblers, such as Blackcaps, Whitethroats and Willow Warblers.
The woodland is thought to be ancient. Evidence of the wood's long history comes from the old wood bank bordering the eastern edge and the presence of the Wild Service tree.
Other indicators of the woodlands ancient origins include the beautiful Wood Anemones and Orchids. The woodland comprises Oak and Ash coppice and a dense under storey of Hawthorn Blackthorn, Wild Rose and Field Maple.
A large pond towards the centre of the wood is home to a wide range of aquatic life, including Newts, Frogs and Water Scorpions.
Access to the woodland can be gained from Bartlow End, and easy access trail will help visitors enjoy the woodland.
Planning your visitNevendon Bushes
Burnt Mills Road
Opening times: Every day - open access
Phone: 01268 562921 or 01268 208090 (Countryside Services)
Nearest Train Station: Basildon - approx. 2 mile
Buses: 5, 35A, 42