Harlow’s marshes and meadows support the rich diversity of wildlife found around the town and provide a peaceful retreat for residents. Together, Marshgate Spring, Maymead Marsh and Parndon Moat Marsh make up the Stort Valley Meadows. Hawkenbury Meadow Long strip of neutral grassland that runs alongside a brook next to Katherine's Way. Maymead Marsh Features a large pond with reed beds, marshland and a nesting island in the centre. Marshgate Spring A mosaic of marshland and woodland habitats which support a wide variety of wildlife. Parndon Moat Marsh A Scheduled Ancient Monument which has become a haven for wetland birds.