Copperas Wood

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Copperas Wood
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Type Nature reserve
Location Ramsey, Essex
OS grid TM 199 312
Area 13.8 hectares
Managed by Essex Wildlife Trust

Copperas Wood is a 13.8 hectare nature reserve between Ramsey and Wrabness in Essex. It is owned and managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust,[1] and is part of the Stour and Copperas Woods, Ramsey Site of Special Scientific Interest.[2][3]

This is ancient sweet chestnut and hornbeam coppice. The Great Storm of 1987 caused severe damage, and some areas have been left to regenerate naturally. Around 100 bird species have been observed, out of which 43 are nesting, and there are 23 butterfly species and over 300 of moths.[1]

The Essex Way goes through the reserve from Wrabness Road.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Copperas Wood". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Stour and Copperas Woods, Ramsey citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Map of Stour and Copperas Woods, Ramsey". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°56′20″N 1°12′00″E / 51.939°N 1.200°E / 51.939; 1.200

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