- Whetmead Local Nature Reserve, Witham
- About the area
Whetmead is an old landfill site, West of Maldon Road it can be accessed via Blackwater Lane. The site sits in isolation as it is boarded by the River Brain and Blackwater and by the A12. Whetmead mainly consists of unimproved grassland and lagoons and despite its artificial nature; the reserve is a valuable wildlife habitat.