London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Essex - be part of it.
Hadleigh Farm venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games mountain biking events.
The course at Hadleigh Farm has been constructed taking advantage of the unique landscape of South Essex, providing the competitors with a challenge and spectators with an exciting, thrilling sporting event in the shadow of the stunning 700 year old Hadleigh Castle.
Hadleigh Farm is adjacent to Hadleigh Country Park and linked by a network of foot paths. Hadleigh Country Park overlooks the Thames Estuary, near Southend-on-Sea and offers, opportunities for recreational activity, wildlife watching and magnificent views over the estuary and across to Kent. Extending to 152 hectares (387 acres) it is one of the largest country parks in Essex. The park can be explored on foot, by bike or on horse. Walkers can follow three waymarked trails from Chapel Lane car park, one of which leads to the main viewpoint which has a panorama that stretches from the mouth of the Thames to Canary Wharf. Click here to download the Hadleigh Country Park leaflet.