Margaret Hide, Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

My daughter and I were out for a wintry walk this weekend, and decided to follow the path to the intertidal area of Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. We would eventually discover the Margaret Hide

This was an area that we hadn’t previously realised existed and we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered the new Margaret Hide, which I can only assume was funded by the late Margaret Ross, for which a chair dedicates her as being the 3rd generation of a family which has farmed in the surrounding area. A fitting tribute for someone who has worked the land for so long.

The Margaret hide is beautifully placed in a tidal area of the reserve, at the end of a small pier. It provides almost 360 degree views of the area, in a place we had never previously been able to access. I would happily move in and live there (it would need a log burner though as it was pretty cold).

We were told by some locals that the best time to visit is low tide, where there will be more birds feeding. This is particularly useful for seeing avocets.

Here are some photos:

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The hide offers unrivalled views of the intertidal areas of Fingringhoe Wick
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The Margaret hide can be seen on the left of this photo
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One of the views from the Margaret Hide at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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