Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve

The largest remaining water meadows in Essex. This 160 acre reserve is famous for the beautiful wild flowers, such as Southern Marsh Orchids and Yellow Watercress which flourish on this reserve.
This reserve comprises the largest surviving area of traditionally managed river-valley habitat in Essex and follows the River Roding for 1.5 miles between Chigwell Lane, Debden and Roding Lane, Buckhurst Hill. The meadows are rich in flowers and the impressive green lane that runs from near the river to the M11 motorway forms part of the ancient route from Epping Forest to Romford market.

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