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Last reviewed: 9.6.2015 - 9.57am
Crossness offers the last remaining areas of grazing marsh land within the Greater London area, and the wildlife and habitats associated with it.
Twenty hectare site containing one of the last remaining areas of grazing marsh in Greater London, and the largest reedbed in Bexley. Other habitats include a network of ditches and open water, scrub and rough grassland.
Open access (some restricted areas)
We have successfully encouraged wildlife habitats on our reserve:
Through our friends scheme we hold community events and open days to introduce our unique area, plus talks and guided walks to raise awareness a new environment.
Several events are held through the year, in the past these have included a:
Historically Erith, Dartford and Crayford marshes were all joined together as one large open area of land.
Since then development has taken place, and although the marshes are now separated physically, they still have similar characteristics.
Several organisations are working alongside one another to ensure that the areas are managed sensitively.
They have developed a new exciting initiative called 'managing the marshes'.
We are proud to be actively involved in this initiative and look forward to welcoming more nature enthusiasts onto the nature reserve and the southern marshes to explore this wonderful environment.
Abbey Wood Rail Station (then a 229 to Crossway and walk along Thames Path) or Belvedere Rail Station (then a 401 bus to Eastern Way) to join the reserve from Norman Road entrance.
Buses: Norman Road: 180, 401, 601