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Basildon, Essex, SS15 6AB (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 01277 630760

Basildon, Heritage Gateway to south Essex has a documented history dating back more than ten thousand years. This trail introduces visitors to part of that heritage.

 

Green Flag Award

Vardon Drive / Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK (8 miles, 12 km)

Remnants of the ancient oak, birch and hornbeam woodland that once covered much of Essex; includes woodland walks and a nature reserve, 18 hole public golf course, riding stables, tennis courts and bowling greens.

 

Outwood Common Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1HA (5 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01277 624553

Traditionally coppiced ancient woodland steeped in history. Easy access trail. Information/education centre. Guided tours and craft displays. Site of Special Scientific Interest and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Owned by Basildon Council.

 

High Street, Old Town, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, UK (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01702 470490

 

The Old Stockyard, Cricketers Lane, Herongate, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3PZ (6 miles, 10 km)

tel: 01277 811012

One of the best ways to explore is by bike. TrailNet offers you the chance to hire bikes, tandems, trailers, child seats and tagalongs. Cycle hire at Great Notley Country Park, Thorndon Country Park and Langdon Nature Reserve in Essex.

 

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, SS9 4LR (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01702 477467

A modern, attractive and welcoming Visitor’s Centre set in the ancient Belfairs Woodland. We have a small café, an education facility and an interesting shop. We offer a number of walks, talks and events throughout the year.

 

54c Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9LS (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01277 500121

Billericay Brewing Company is a microbrewery and beer shop based in Billericay. We make bottled conditioned craft beers that have taste and character.

 

Harrow Road, Bulphan, RM14 3BP (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01708 983590

 

Castle Lane, Essex, SS7 2PP (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01223 582700

The impressive remains of a mighty fortress constructed over seven centuries ago; overlooking the Essex Marshes, the barbican and two towers remain standing today.

 

Green Flag Award

Chapel Lane Car Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01702 551072

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

 

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Hanningfield Reservoir, The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8HX (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 0345 1550236

Hanningfield Reservoir Trout Fishery is one of the premier trout fisheries in the Uk providing some of the best trout fishing by bank or boat. For further details please ring 0345 1550236

 

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Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01268 711001

A warm welcome will always greet you at Hanningfield reservoir visitor centre.The visitor centre is set in mature woodland and offers superb views over the 870 acre Hanningfield Reservoir.

 

Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Hall Lane, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9NR (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01277 353010

Tudor manor house and grounds containing furniture, pictures and memorabilia accumulated by the resident family over the centuries.

 

Essex Wildlife Trust, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, Essex, SS16 6EJ (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01268 419103

Set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens. There are beautiful wildlife gardens and a museum of Plotland Life.

 

High Street, Old Town, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, UK (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01702 470834

Museum with photographic display of the history of Leigh-on-Sea, and fully restored fisherman's cottage, circa l850, situated in the waterside High Street of the Old Town.

 

Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WP (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01245 222350

A 300-acre country park adjacent to the River Crouch that offers scenic grazing marsh and sea wall walks.

 

Roman Road, Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0TZ (8 miles, 13 km)

tel: 0345 603 7624 

A weatherboarded post mill, restored to working order in 1983. See the huge wood and iron gears, with one pair of stones opened up for viewing. Subject to wind, guided groups may be able to see the sails turning.

 

VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01245 402019

With sweeping panoramas, big open skies and far reaching views the garden has an eclectic mix of inspirational horticultural styles that provides year-round interest and colour. A great day out for families and friends.