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Green Flag Award

Chapel Lane Car Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP (8 miles, 12 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.

 

Roman Road, Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0TZ (7 miles, 11 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.

 

Mill Lane, Stock, Essex, CM4 9RY (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 0345 603 7624 

A medium-sized brick tower mill, c.1816. It has four patent sails, a fantail and three pairs of millstones.

 

Green Flag Award

The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01277 211250

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.

 

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Drake Road, Chafford Hundred Grays, Thurrock, RM16 6RG (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01375 484016

Chafford Gorges visitor centre is set in a spectacular position over looking Warren Gorge. Chafford Gorges nature park offers 200 acres of green space for numerous wildlife and recreation for the 12,500 people living in Chafford Hundred.

 

Castle Lane, Essex, SS7 2PP (8 miles, 12 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.

 

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Hanningfield Reservoir, The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8HX (7 miles, 11 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

 

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT (6 miles, 10 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.

 

Essex Wildlife Trust, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, Essex, SS16 6EJ (1 miles, 2 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.

 

Crown Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HQ (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01268 798600

The tiny octagonal cottage based on the design of the 17th century Dutch settlers must be one of the smallest and certainly most unusual 'council houses' in Britain.

 

VistEngland VAQAS

The Rayleigh Windmill, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7ED (8 miles, 13 km)

tel: 01702 318120

The Rayleigh Windmill is a Grade II listed building more than 200 years old and an award-winning tourist and educational attraction.

 

Mucking Wharf Road, Mucking, Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 0RN (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01375 643342

A stunning and innovative visitor centre and Nature Park created on a former landfill site, with superb views over Mucking Flats SSSI and the Thames Estuary. Café, gift shop, adventure playground, footpaths and cycle ways across 120 acres.

 

Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH (4 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01268 550088

120 acres of meadow, scrub woodland, ponds and coastal marshland, managed with an emphasis on natural conservation. Visit the craft shops, historic buildings, marina, miniature railway and bird watching hides.

 

54c Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9LS (4 miles, 6 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.

 

Calcott Hall Farm, Ongar Road, Brentwood, CM15 9HS (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01277 200483

Micro Brewery based in Brentwood, Essex. We brew traditional and craft beers and offer tours and brewery experience days. We also put on 4 beer festivals across the year.

 

Harrow Road, Bulphan, RM14 3BP (4 miles, 7 km)

tel: 01708 983590

 

Holiday Inn Brentwood, Brook Street, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5NF (7 miles, 12 km)

tel: 01277 247119

 

Sawyer Hall Farm, Sawyer Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9BZ (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01277 201110

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation that cares for over 400 sick, unwanted and mistreated animals throughout Essex.