Shut Heath Wood

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Shut Heath Wood
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Type Nature reserve
Location Great Totham, Essex
OS grid TL 853 133
Area 20.2 hectares
Managed by Essex Wildlife Trust

Shut Heath Wood is a 20.2 hectare nature reserve Essex. It is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.[1]

Over half this site is managed as farmland, and the rest is ancient oak woodland also has coppiced sweet chestnut and hornbeam, with an understorey of ash, elder and hazel. Invertebrates include damselflies, dragonflies, glow-worms and wood ants. Common blooms found on the reserve in the summer include bluebells, bugles, cuckoo flowers, wood anemones, primroses, dog violets, and wood sorrels. [1]

There is access by a footpath from Tiptree Road.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Shut Heath Wood". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 11 November 2016.

Coordinates: 51°47′17″N 0°41′06″E / 51.788°N 0.685°E / 51.788; 0.685

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