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image for Country Park item typeMarsh Farm Country Park

Country Park, free entry

Address

Marsh Farm Road,
South Woodham Ferrers,
CM3 5WP

Details

Surrounded on three sides by the River Crouch, Clements Green Creek and Fenn Creek, Marsh Farm Country Park is a great place for coastal walks and superb river views. Its 300 acres of grazing marsh together with over 10 miles of footpaths is ideal for walking, running, cycling and dog-walking, and it is a great site for wildlife-spotting opportunities.

The Country Park is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its importance for overwintering dark bellied Brent geese. It also provides a home for many species of waders and ducks in the autumn and winter, and a number of birds breed here in the Spring - including sedge warblers, cuckoos and sky larks - making it the perfect spot for year-round birdwatching. It also supports a fantastic population of water voles, an endangered species that can sometimes be seen in the borrow dykes and ditches that run throughout the country park.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Refreshments available from Phoebe’s Pantry, located in the Marsh Farm Country Park riverside car park. Usually open weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Details can be found on the Phoebe’s Pantry Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pantryphoebes/ • Public toilets located at Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, adjacent to the entrance to the visitors centre • 1 kilometre of public right of way heading east from the car park has been resurfaced to allow access for all

Opening details

Every day, 8am until dusk. Closing time specified on car park entry sign.

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

Location

Directions

Plan route to Marsh Farm Country Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 809961  Lat: 51.63523 Long: 0.61391

From the A130, come off at the Rettendon turnpike and head towards South Woodham Ferrers along the A132 Burnham Road. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Ferrers Road, and then at the next roundabout take the third exit onto Inchbonnie Road. Follow the road for approximately 0.8 miles, and then turn right onto Marsh Farm Road. The car park is located at the very end of Marsh Farm Road by the sea wall.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from South Woodham Ferrers station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Refreshments available from Phoebe’s Pantry, located in the Marsh Farm Country Park riverside car park. Usually open weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Details can be found on the Phoebe’s Pantry Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pantryphoebes/ • Public toilets located at Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, adjacent to the entrance to the visitors centre • 1 kilometre of public right of way heading east from the car park has been resurfaced to allow access for all