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
Access Contact DetailsOpening is unrestricted.
DirectionsTube: Upminster (District) then bus. Bus: 248
- Conservation Area
- Reference: Cranham
- Local Nature Reserve
- Site of Nature Conservation Importance
London Parks and Gardens Trust