Northey is an island in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, connected to the mainland by a causeway that is covered by the tide twice every day. It is a Site of special scientific interest with a large area of undisturbed Saltmarsh. It is also the site of the Battle of the Maldon in AD991 making it Britain's oldest recorded battlefield site. Guided tours can be organised only by prior arrangement.
Access is by advance permit only; please contact the Warden 01621 853142 or email email@example.com to arrange a visit. Northey House and out buildings are let on a private lease and are not open to the public.
Free to National Trust members, £2.00 per person for non-members.
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South of Chelmsford on the A414, 1 mile southeast of Maldon on the B1018
National Cycle Network Route 1 is open between Harlow and Maldon, via Chelmsford, on quiet lanes. Please note: bikes are not permitted on the island
Service 31, Chelmsford train station-Danbury-Maldon-Maylandsea, stops opposite entrance to the island
Navigable waterway from the River Blackwater to Hythe Quay. If you wish to apply for a mooring within the Maldon District, please complete the mooring application form on Maldon District Council website; please read the mooring regulations prior to completing the form. No public mooring on Northey Island
Chelmsford train station 10 miles