A stunning habitat for wildlife

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome provides the perfect, unspoiled habitat for all manner of wildlife, due to the fact that it lay dormant for 100 years after WW1, allowing the wildlife to flourish. 

The vast majority of the site is open grassland with woodland and although it has no statutory designation, it is home to many species of fauna and flora including all five species of British owls, a rarity in one location, as well as the 22 red listed birds, which have been sighted.

An on-site wildlife expert

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is in the process of appointing a national award-winning wildlife photographer - watch this space for brilliant news soon!

If you would like to arrange a wildlife talk, a visit to the site for photography or wildlife walk please contact us.

Wildlife re-siting scheme

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is registered for rehabilitation of endangered species i.e. animals that need a temporary or permanent relocation due to development. Some of the animals in the scheme include grass snakes, adders, great crested newts, slow worms and lizards.

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Sunday Lecture Programme - With Eric Simonelli

Medical Services of the Air Forces in the Great War

30.06.18 - 30.06.18

Armed Forces Day

One of the Countries Largest Armed Forces Day

07.07.18 - 07.07.18


A monthly activity day at Stow Maries for 8-14 year olds to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets

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Thank You - Charity Classic Vehicle Club (CCVC)

What a great day it is at the Aerodrome today! We've just been presented with a cheque for £1,000 from The Charity Classic Vehicle Club (CCVC) after the very successful Great War Run, car...

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A Royal day out at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome – by CEO Ian Flint

It was wonderful to welcome The Duke of Gloucester to our World War 1 Aerodrome near Maldon last week. He was genuinely interested in the work of our fantastic volunteers – who toiled...