Catch the train to Wrabness, where you will be guided by an to walk to an area to hopefully witness birds arriving from their roosts, to feed on mudflats in Copperas Bay.
The saltmarsh and mudflats of Copperas Bay are nationally important for wading birds such as black-tailed godwit, dunlin and redshank and, together with Stour Wood, form the RSPB’s Stour Estuary reserve. Essex Wildlife Trust owns another ancient woodland alongside the bay, Copperas Wood, and to the west lies Wrabness nature reserve and Oakfield Wood, a ‘green burial ground’.
On your return to Wrabness show your train ticket to enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee and home made cake! at Wrabness community café.
The train from Manningtree gets you to Wrabness at 13.09pm and the train from Harwich Town gets you to Wrabness earlier at 12.39pm (if you arrive on this train your are welcome to wait in the community café) – Cancelled due to COVID