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Country Parks in Essex.

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Belhus Woods Country Park
Green Flag Award

Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 4XJ, Tel: 01708 865628, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/belhus-woods-country-park/

Woodland, open grassland and lakes suitable for walking, picnics and fishing. Visitor Centre with refreshments on site. Guided tours by arrangement.

 
 
Cudmore Grove Country Park
Green Flag Award

East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UE, Tel: 01206 383868, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/cudmore-grove/

Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference at the eastern tip of Mersea Island. The park includes a sandy beach and open grassland, perfect for picnics and great views.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Danbury Country Park

Woodhill Road, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AW, Tel: 01245 222350, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/danbury-country-park/

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  • Rail station: Chelmsford (4 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Flitch Way

Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS, Tel: 01376 347134, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/flitch-way/

Passing through 15 miles of countryside along the former Bishop's Stortford to Braintree railway in the heart of rural Essex.

 
 
Great Notley Country Park
Green Flag Award

Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, Essex, CM77 7FS, Tel: 03330 132900, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/great-notley-country-park/

Great Notley Country Park covers some 100 acres of open space, which is managed for the benefit of wildlife and the community.

 
 
Hadleigh Park
Green Flag Award

Chapel Lane Car Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP, Tel: 01702 551072, Email, www.Hadleigh-Park.co.uk

Hadleigh Park offers something to everyone, it is both beautiful and diverse with one of the best UK mountain bike courses at its heart.

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  • Rail station: Benfleet (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
High Woods Country Park
Green Flag AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Visitor Centre, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JR, Tel: 01206 853588, Email, www.colchester.gov.uk/countrypark

370 acres of woodland, grassland and wetland with path network, including circular walks and easy access trail. Visitor centre and interactive displays, rangers organise a range of activities throughout the year.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lee Valley Regional Park

Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, Tel: 03000 030 610, Email, www.visitleevalley.org.uk

The award-winning Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin.

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  • Rail station: Turkey Street (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Oaklands Park
Green Flag Award

Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ, Tel: 01245 605566

Oaklands Park opened in 1930 and provides approximately 5 hectares of established parkland and gardens within the historical quarter of Chelmsford, the county town of Essex.

 
 
 
River Lee Country Park

Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, EN2 9HG, Tel: 03000 030 610, Email, www.visitleevalley.org.uk

Open countryside, forming part of Lee Valley Regional Park, dotted with lakes & wildflower meadows attracting a wide range of wildlife including kingfisher, great crested grebe, little ringed plover & dragonfly. An ideal place for a picnic.

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  • Rail station: Cheshunt, Broxbourne (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Thorndon Country Park
Green Flag Award

The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ, Tel: 01277 211250, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk

Thorndon Country Park has 500 acres of tranquil woodlands and open park space perfect for exploring the great outdoors. It's also home to the famous Gruffalo Trail.



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  • Rail station: Brentwood (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Weald Park

Weald Road, South Weald, Essex, CM14 5QS, Tel: 01277 261343, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk

Enjoy over 500 acres of woodland, lakes, meadows, open grassland and spectacular views at Weald Country Park. The park is famous for its wildlife, including fallow deer, cattle, herons, mallard ducks and other water birds.

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  • Rail station: Brentwood station (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Holland Haven Country Park

Holland Haven, Holland-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 5TX, Tel: 01255 686633, Email, www.essex-sunshine-coast.org.uk

Situated on the coast between Clacton and Frinton-on-Sea, the County Park offers over 100 acres of unspoilt scenic coastline-ideal for bird watching.

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  • Rail station: Clacton (4 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry