Colne Point

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Colne Point
Colne Point Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 735415.jpg
Type Nature reserve
Location St Osyth, Essex
OS grid TM 108 125
Area 276.4 hectares
Managed by Essex Wildlife Trust

Colne Point is a 276.4 hectare nature reserve south-west of St Osyth in Essex. It is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.[1] It is part of the Colne Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest, National Nature Reserve.[2] Ramsar site,[3] Nature Conservation Review site[4] and Special Protection Area.[5] It is also part of the Essex Estuaries Special Area of Conservation.[6]

The site is shingle surrounding saltmarsh, and Ray Creek flows through it. It is a breeding ground for many birds, and a feeding area for migrants. There are many invertebrates which are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and flora include the nationally rare golden samphire and small cord-grass.[1]

There is access to the reserve from the road between St Osyth and Lee Wick Farm. Some areas are liable to flooding at high tides.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Colne Point". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Colne Estuary citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands (RIS): Colne Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 2)" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 7–8. ISBN 0521 21403 3. 
  5. ^ "Special Protection Area under the EC Birds Directive: Colne Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 2)" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Essex Estuaries". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°46′16″N 1°03′14″E / 51.771°N 1.054°E / 51.771; 1.054

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