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Tiptree Heath
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Essex
Interest Biological
Area 25.0 hectares
Notification 1984
Location map Magic Map

Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve is a 25 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-west of Tiptree in Essex, England. It is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust together with the Friends of Tiptree Heath.

This is the largest surviving area of heathland in Essex, and has a number of plants rare in the county. It is dominated by heather and bent grass. There is also an area of secondary woodland with oak, birch and aspen, and a stream with several species of fern on its banks. A small herd of Dexter cattle help to control the growth of invasive scrub.

The site straddles the B1022 Maldon Road.

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