Thameside Nature Park

Tree Planting in Essex at Thameside Nature Park

Thameside Nature Park is situated on the Thames Estuary close to Tilbury and Stanford-le-Hope and has views stunning across the river.

* THIS WOODLAND IS Temporarily Full *
We’ve planted so many trees here that there isn’t any space to plant more. We hope to be able to plant here again in future years.
For the nearest alternative woodlands take a look at the Woodlands Locations Map.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Thameside Nature Park, which was once landfill, has been given back to nature and currently spans 120 acres. It will eventually cover 845 acres and is a wonderful habitat for coastal and wetland wildlife, as well as very important grassland flora and fauna species.

The Nature Park is important for many species including Barn Owls, Short Eared Owls, Water Voles, Harvest Mouse, Skylark, Cuckoo and Shrill Carder Bee. However, these are not the only beneficiaries, local Cattle also graze the grassland during the year.

The area is an avian hotspot and throughout the year there are overwintering and migrant bird species residing at the park. There are internationally important numbers of Ringed Plover and Avocets and nationally important numbers of Grey Plover, Dunlin, Godwit and Redshank as well as a treasure trove of butterflies, moths and bees.

Footpaths, bridleways and cycle ways access the Nature Park, which is also on the Thames Estuary Path route that extends 27 miles from Tilbury town through to Leigh on Sea.

Thameside Nature Park is managed by Essex Wildlife Trust.

Photo Gallery

  • Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  View Across Nature Reserve
  • Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  View Across Thames Estuary
  • Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  Woodland Grove Entrance
  • Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  Silver Birch Tree In Shelter In The Woodland Grove
  • Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  Hazel Tree In Shelter In Woodland Grove
  • Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  Oak Tree In Shelter In Woodland Grove
  • Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  Railway Path Entrance
  • Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  Hawthorn Tree In Shelter On The Railway Path
  • Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  Rowan Tree Planted On The Railway Path
Thameside Nature Park  -  Essex  -  Tree Planting Map 2020
Thameside Nature Park – Essex – Tree Planting Map 2020

Tree Species at Thameside Nature Park

Since 2018 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 7740 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address

Mucking Wharf Road
Mucking
Essex
SS17 0RN

Map



External links

http://www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/thurrock-thameside

EFORESTS is not responsible for the content on external websites.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

EFORESTS have been tree planting in Essex and many other regions since 2006. You can dedicate a tree to be planted in Essex or elsewhere in the UK on our Tree Dedication page.