8. Mill Fen Sawbridgeworth

Themes: Habitats and wildlife; People


  • To maintain and enhance the river's natural habitats and wildlife
  • To increase people's awareness, appreciation, education and involvement

Project description

The creation of a community wetland nature reserve

This project aims to reconnect the wetland corridor in this part of the Stort Valley, and create a new community nature reserve. It will form a community interest group for local wetlands by 2015. Practical work will include restoring the derelict wetland, re-introducing grazing, opening up and managing the old ditch system, pollarding and managing willows, managing the area for winter wildfowl, and enhancing public access.

Grid reference: TL488154
Project partners: Bishop Stortford Natural History Society; Essex Wildlife Trust; Local schools; Parish councils
Project end: 2027
Contact for more information: Bob Reed
Mill Fen

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.