Opening times for 7 December 2023
Asset Opening time Countryside 09:00 - 17:00
Our carpark is small and can fill up at busy times. Please do not park on the lane or block gateways as domestic access and farm access with wide vehicles is required at all times.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Under close control or on leads. Please keep to the marked trails.
Take the B1025 towards Mersea to Copt Hall Lane. Follow the lane to our small car park.
Nearest train stations Colchester, Kelvedon, Witham.
50B service from Colchester stops at Copt Hall Lane
Working farm on the remote Black Hall Estuary. Important area for breeding birds such as the lapwing and barn owl.
Under leaden skies with a face full of wind there's nowhere like Copt Hall for refreshing the mind and blowing away the cobwebs.
As a working farm on the remote and beautiful Blackwater Estuary Copt Hall balances arable crop production and access with coastal nature conservation. Our work involves creating and maintaining a variety of wildlife rich habitats including nectar-rich areas for insects; field margins, scrub and hedgerows for farmland birds; and wet grassland and scrapes for waders and wildfowl.
Copt Hall is a really important area for breeding birds such as corn bunting, yellow hammer, skylark and barn owl, which have been encouraged by this work. The site is noted for overwintering wildfowl and waders including Brent geese, curlew and golden plover. These can be viewed on the fields and saltmarsh whilst enjoying a bracing walk around the farm trails and along the sea wall to our bird hide overlooking the scrapes.