I’m very lucky to live in such a beautiful area, and so close to Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. Colchester gets a tough rap in the press at times, but step outside of the town and you’ll quickly be immersed into some of the most beautiful marshland the UK has to offer.
It had been a year or so since we’d last visited, and decided it was time we got out of the house a bit more. So, we signed up for a family membership with Essex Wildlife Trust and made out way down to Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve.
A lot has changed since we last visited. First of all, the main building now has a lovely cafe area where fresh coffee and cakes can be purchased. There was a warm log burner heating the room and plenty of tables and chairs.
Going outdoors, we noticed some new areas to visit, in particular the beautiful Margaret Hide on a new area of the Wick.
It seems that a lot has been done to improve the facilities at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve and I’m glad to see it. There are some beautiful parts of it and the kids love exploring around the Wick.