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Visitors can enjoy walks on Essex Wildlife Trustís nature reserve; with stunning panoramic views across the reservoir and surrounding villages as well as superb views of the waterís edge from three bird hides. The nature reserve has a 900m accessible circular footpath and there are wheelchairs available for use. The Visitor Centre offers a tearoom which is open seven days a week providing a variety of hot and cold food, most of which is locally sourced; easy access toilets & baby changing facilities; and a well-stocked shop which has binoculars, telescopes, bird food, feeders and a range of gifts. Essex Wildlife Trust runs a programme of events throughout the year for all ages as well as childrenís outdoor birthday parties and a weekly toddler group available during term time; booking is required for all of our events. The visitor centre has a room that groups can hire and can accommodate 35 adults conference style; refreshments can be supplied by arrangement. Essex Wildlife Trust is a charity and relies on donations to carry out its work for the wildlife and people of Essex. There is suggested entry donation of £2 for Adults £1 for children and £5 Family. The huge expanse of Essex & Suffolk Waterís Abberton Reservoir plays host to some 40,000 wetland birds each year all attracted to the shallow muddy margins and large areas of rough grassland, which provide the ultimate habitat for a plethora of wildlife and waterfowl. The Visitor Centre is 6 miles SW of Colchester on the B1026 (a minor road linking Colchester and Maldon) just South of Layer de la Haye - follow the brown and white "Abberton Reservoir visitor centre" signs.

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Name: Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir

Phone: 01206 738172

Type of venue: Other

Drinks served: Tearoom serving hot and cold drinks

Disabled facilities: Disabled parking bays; Disabled toilets; Vistor Centre all on one level; electric scooters and wheelchair available for hire

Address: Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, CO2 0EU

Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/73880/

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm

Food served: Tearoom serves locally sourced food

Parking: Large car park available on site

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