Fingringhoe Wick was Essex Wildlife Trust's first nature reserve and where the Trust opened their first visitor centre some years later. Nearly sixty years on, visitors are still coming to see this magical place.

Set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary, the nature reserve has stunning scenery. Even on the dullest days, it offers the visitor real peace and quiet and a chance to escape from it all. It offers a wide range of habitats including areas of grassland, gorse heathland, reed beds, ponds, intertidal area and the estuary itself.

The reserve is famous for its Nightingales each spring. The songsters ring out over the reserve with about 35 males usually to be heard during the day. In the evening when other birds fall silent, the reserve is engulfed powerful and varied song of the Nightingales.

Essex Wildlife Trust's Fingringhoe Wick is one of the finest nature reserves in the county; a wildlife haven where visitors can enjoy up to 200 species of birds, numerous dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, and up to 350 species of flowering plants. Follow the link below to find out more about Essex Wildlife Trust's work.


BY CAR: Fingringhoe Wick is conveniently located not far from the A12, South of Colchester

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Colchester station is on a direct train line from Stratford International. We recommend getting a taxi from here to the reserve.

Unfortunately, public transport links for the return journey late at night are not so strong. If you are interested in pre-booking shared taxi travel after your event, please let us know by checking the box at checkout. Alternatively, we will also be working local partners to provide accommodation. Please let us know at checkout if you are interested in this.