Skippers Island

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Skippers Island
Saltmarsh On Skippers Island - - 1443771.jpg
Type Nature reserve
Location Kirby-le-Soken, Essex
OS grid TM 218 242
Area 94.3 hectares
Managed by Essex Wildlife Trust

Skippers Island is a 94.3 hectare nature reserve north of Kirby-le-Soken in Essex. It is owned and managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.[1]

The highest part of the island has thorn thickets, separated by grassy rides. The lowest land is saltmarsh, and there is also extensive rough pasture with brackish pools. Flora include sea hog's fennel and lax-flowered sea-lavender, and there are breeding birds such as shelducks and oystercatchers.[1]

The island is connected to the mainland by two causeways, and access is only by prior arrangement with the trust.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Skippers Island". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 11 November 2016.

Coordinates: 51°52′19″N 1°13′16″E / 51.872°N 1.221°E / 51.872; 1.221

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