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The small village of Wrabness is a good place for exploring the beautiful Stour Estuary. There are several nature reserves and many footpaths with good views across the estuary. The bell tower of the village church collapsed in the 17th century and the bell was moved to a wooden cage which remains in the churchyard today.

Wrabness is on the Mayflower Line.

Wrabness map

Stour Estuary Nature Reserves RSPB ½ mile (2½ miles to furthest hide)

The RSPB has two reserves on the Stour Estuary: Stour Wood (½ mile) and Copperas Bay (1 mile). Trails though Stour Wood lead to the Copperas Bay Reserve with hides and views over the Stour Estuary. Wading birds, ducks and geese can be seen in the estuary (autumn and winter are the best times). In spring nightingales can be heard in the woodland and the spring flowers are another highlight. Note that some of the paths may be muddy in wet weather. Tel. 01206 392253.
Open at all times.

Wrabness Nature Reserve 1 mile

Grazed grassland, scrub and woodland overlooking the Stour Estuary. Waders, ducks and geese can be seen feeding in the estuary. Wildflowers, butterflies and dragonflies can be seen in the reserve. A surfaced path makes access easy in all weather. Tel. 01625 862960.
Open at all times.

Copperas Wood Nature Reserve 1¼ miles

Coppiced woodland which is a good place to see woodland flowers (including bluebells) and birds such as woodpeckers. Tel. 01625 862960.
Open at all times but May and June are best for wildflowers.