Essex Rivers Hub

These fens are now arable fields but were once this rare habitat.


To consider the possibility of recreating Bulphan and Orsett fens the land would need to be purchased from the current owners and the habitat recreated.

This is a long term aspiration.


River Mardyke

WFD water body status


WFD overall status objective

Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Recreation of habitat

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Recreating a now rare habitat would be beneficial for a variety of species that may not currently be found in this location.

Project lead

Essex Wildlife Trust

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Essex Biodiversity Project, The Environment Agency

Funding source

None at present

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo            Essex Biodiversity Project logo

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust