Two Tree Island, Leigh-on Sea

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Two Tree Island is a small island lying north-east of Canvey Island and south-west of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, England. It covers 257ha and is connected to the mainland at Leigh by a bridge.The island was reclaimed from the Thames Estuary in the 18th century and used as pasture until 1910 when a sewage works was built on it. From 1936, the entire island was used as a landfill site; this was later reduced to a single small site on the island in 1974. It is now a nature reserve, run by Essex Wildlife Trust, and the eastern half is part of the Leigh National Nature Reserve. At the western end are two bird hides; one overlooks a purpose-built scrape or lagoon where waders feed. During the breeding season both waders (including Avocets) and gulls nest here. A nest watch has been organised for some years following a serious case of Avocet egg stealing. On the south side of the island, at the end of the island road, is a sloping concrete jetty, a boat storage area and two car parking areas.
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  • Our Dogs love this place,wrap up though it can be very windy along the edge by the River,once you getbround a bit though,there is shelter,stick to the gravel path,to save you getting muddy,or if you h...  more »
  • Walked our dog here with friends as was visiting from Plymouth. Very surprised to find lots of dog poop left on the footpaths. Considering its a nature reserve we expected poop to be left in the under...  more »
  • Two tree island is set by Leigh station. Had a quick stop here at the cafe at the golf range before an appointment in Leigh. Stopped here as it's impossible to park in Leigh broadway at times. Had a l...  more »
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  • A great placr to walk, bird watch etc some well placed hides and always plenty to see. Ok
  • Lovely spot for a nice long walk.
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