ⓘ Vange and Fobbing Marshes are a 164.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in two areas south of Basildon in Essex. Vange Marsh is managed by ..

                                     

ⓘ Vange and Fobbing Marshes

Vange and Fobbing Marshes are a 164.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in two areas south of Basildon in Essex. Vange Marsh is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The marshes are unimproved coastal grassland, dykes and creeks, with a wide variety of maritime herbs and grasses, some of them nationally rare. The site is the main British location for least lettuce. Insects with restricted distributions include the scarce emerald damselfly and Roesels bush cricket. There are birds at Vange Marsh such as avocets, common terns and black-tailed godwits.

There is access to Fobbing Marsh by footpaths from Corringham, and Vange Marsh is 600 metres from Pitsea railway station.

                                     
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  • Vange Marsh Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. Vange and Fobbing
  • Thurrock: Corringham and Fobbing East Tilbury, Langdon Hills, Nethermayne, Orsett, Pitsea North West, Pitsea South East, Stanford East and Corringham Town
  • viaduct over Fords works, opening in late 1999, and the causeway over Rainham and Wennington Marshes the latter structure causing some delay to the project