Cockaynes Wood

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Cockaynes Wood
Cockaynes Wood 16.jpg
Type Nature reserve
Location Wivenhoe, Essex
OS grid TM051 215
Area 20.2 hectares
Managed by Essex Wildlife Trust

Cockaynes Wood is a 20.2 hectare nature reserve between Wivenhoe and Alresford in Essex. It is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust and the Cockaynes Wood Trust.[1][2]

Cockaynes Wood is ancient, and was listed in the Domesday Book. The nature reserve also includes Villa Wood and more open areas, with heathland, meadows, and water-filled former quarries. Wildlife includes a rare weevil and birds including barn owls.[1]

A footpath from Ballast Quay in Wivenhoe to Cockaynes Lane in Alresford goes through the site. The areas around the water-filled quarries are closed to the public.

External links

  • Cockaynes Wood, Wild Essex
  • Villa Farm Quarries (now called Cockaynes Wood), Draft Restoration Proposals with map]


  1. ^ a b "Cockaynes Wood". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Cockaynes Wood Guided Walk". The Wildlife Trusts. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.

Coordinates: 51°51′22″N 0°58′52″E / 51.856°N 0.981°E / 51.856; 0.981

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