Noak Bridge nature Reserve is excellent for dragonflies and damselflies, butterflies and visiting warblers. There are also several ponds, open flower rich grasslands and developing woodland.
Spring and summer offer the visitor a rich mix of wildlife within this small reserve. Offers easy trail access. No off road parking and limited access for wheelchair user.
The grassland is colourful with a wide variety of wayside flowers that attract good numbers of butterflies - up to 21 species. The scrubby areas are attractive to warblers and lots of dead trees within the wooded sections ensure that Green and Great-Spotted Woodpeckers are common. Ponds and damp ditches are used by frogs which are themselves hunted by grass snakes.
The footpath from Eastfield Road gives the option of a circular route within the reserve. Visitors may wish to take the path westwards along the raised embankment and exit the reserve at either Miles Grey Road (via the footbridge across the A127) or Coppice Lane.
For further information visit Noak Bridge Nature Reserve Society
Opening times: Every day - open access
Phone: 01277 624553 or 01268 208090 (Countryside Services)
Nearest Train Station: Basildon - approx. 2 mile
Bus routes: 10 and 100.