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Copt Hall Marshes, Essex

Copt Hall Marshes
Copt Hall Marshes is found to the north of the Salcott Channel on the Blackwater Estuary in Essex. Part of the Blackwater Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI), Copt Hall Marshes are a remote salt marsh favoured by overwintering birds. The area is a working farm owned by the National Trust. Grass headland paths on the farmland behind the marshes give access to the sea wall although some paths are restricted during winter. Brent geese overwinter on the grazing marsh while waders prefer the salt marsh beyond the seawall.The 'Red hills' that can be seen on the grazing marsh were produced by fires once used to heat the salt pans for salt extraction.

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