image for Nature Reserve item typeAbberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

    Nature Reserve, free entry

    Contact

    Visitor Centre

    01206 738172

    Address

    Church Road,
    Layer-de-la-Haye,
    Colchester,
    Essex,
    CO2 0EU

    Details

    A wetland of international importance, home to common terns and vast flocks of wild geese, swans, wild ducks and wading birds. Nature trails, bird hides and observation room. Gift and book shop. Regular special events. Maximum group size of 60. Coach parking. Vending machines. Toilets, bird hides and boardwalk available for people with disabilities.

    Gift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

    Opening details

    Tuesday - Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm plus Bank Holiday Mondays, but closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

    Prices

    Free entry

    Donations of £1 per person welcome.

    Directions

    See location of Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TL 962184  Lat: 51.83003 Long: 0.84717

    Take the B1026 from Colchester and follow it for about 5 miles to Abberton

    Facilities

    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
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