Now a nature reserve managed by Essex Wildlife Trust, Cranham Marsh is all that remains of a much larger area of marshland in Essex. The site today has woodland, ponds, marshland and old pastures, with remains of old hedgerows. A river, a tributary of the Mardyke in Thurrock, runs through Cranham Marsh. Some of the largest ash trees in Essex are found in Spring Wood, and to the east is a smaller woodland with oak and ash, Middle Wood. Parts of the woods are coppiced on a 12-year cycle.
- Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts
Access contact details
Opening is unrestricted.
Tube: Upminster (District) then bus. Bus: 248
LB Havering leased to Essex Wildlife Trust
- Features & Designations
- Reference: Cranham
Local Nature Reserve
Site of Nature Conservation Importance
- Key Information
Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces
Open to the public
London Parks and Gardens Trust