Dogs under control are welcome, all we ask is that you help us care for Copt Hall's wildlife by using the signed access routes. Why not blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a walk along the seawall?
Birds, birds and more birds
The Blackwater Estuary is home to a wide range of farmland and coastal birdlife. The most visible presence are the thousands of birds like Brent geese who call us home during the winter months, making Copt Hall a habitat of national importance. Scarcer species include barn and short-eared owls, kestrels and marsh harriers. Don't miss the vantage point from our bird hide.
During the First World War, 24 September 1916 was a memorable date for Copt Hall when a German L33 super-Zeppelin crashed here. Returning from a bombing raid over London's East End, the Zeppelin was attacked by the RAF above Chelmsford and came down within feet of a farm labourer's cottage.