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Sandford Mill Nature Reserve – a virtual guided tour
The nature reserve at Sandford Mill is the former Borough of Chelmsford waterworks and is now an Industrial Museum Store in a magical rural setting just minutes away from the busy city centre.
Originally a medieval watermill, on a river spur off the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, the site was converted to a waterworks in the 1920s and developed further in 1950. In more recent years the area around the old waterworks has become an exclusive secluded nature reserve, which can now only be visited on special occasions. The rewards of this are a natural habit and wildlife that sees very little human intervention.
We are lucky therefore to be able to offer this special guided tour of this reserve which is only open on very few occasions.
Tune in to the Chelmsford Civic Society YouTube channel on the day to view the video.
Chelmsford Heritage Open Days is a festival running from 11th – 20th September, in and around Chelmsford and online. For more details on all the events click the links below. Subscribe to the YouTube channel to keep up to date with streaming events and virtual tours.