Thurrock Thameside Nature Park is a new Nature Park which will be created on the site of a restored landfill site at Mucking. It will also include the adjacent areas of Stanford Lakes, Stanford Marshes and Stanford Scrape. The total area of the wildlife areas will be a staggering 640 hectares or 1580 acres.
The new nature park will be linked by the Thames Estuary Path to East Tilbury to the west and Wat Tyler Country Park to the east. The park will also have a low carbon Visitor Centre which will have a superb education and training facilities. Finally the hilly nature of the former refuse site will allow for fantastic views across the estuary and particularly straight down the estuary to Southend.
The main funder, in addition to Parklands funding, is restoration funding from Cory Environmental.