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hockley woods

A 280 acre ancient woodland, managed for the benefit of wildlife and the public. Traditional…

Chafford Gorges Nature Park

Set in a spectacular position over looking Warren Gorge. Chafford Gorges nature park offers 200…

Hanningfield Nature Discovery Park

Set in beautiful woodland with views over the reservoir Hanningfield is the perfect place to walk,…

Belfairs Woods

Belfairs Woodland Centre introduces visitors to the 1160-acre Living Landscape, a third of which is…

Langdon meadows

Set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises woodland, meadows, lakes and former…

Wildlife Discovery Centre

The perfect spot to get in touch with nature.

Blue House Farm

Blue House Farm was bought by the Essex Wildlife Trust in 1998 with support from the Heritage…

stow maries halt

This 5.5 acre reserve consists of the former Stow Maries Halt on the disused Maldon to South…

Bradwell Shell Bank

Bradwell Cockle Spit on the Dengie Peninsular consists of some 30 acres of shell bank together with…

Bluebells in wood

This 50 acre reserve is just below the crest of the Great Totham Ridge and includes 23 acres of…

Stock village sign

Stock is a village and civil parish in south Essex and is near Chelmsford. The village features…

Danbury

Danbury is a large village built on the site of an Iron Age fort. Situated close to the Chelmsford…

View of village and church from fields

Located near Saffron Walden, Newport is a large village in the Uttlesford District. First mentioned…

Coggeshall

Eight miles to the east of Braintree lies Coggeshall a lovely little 'olde worlde' town with a lot…

Harlow Museum

Originally a small village, Harlow is best known for being one of the first postwar New Towns,…

Manningtree Swans

Manningtree, in the Tendring District, is one of the smallest towns in England and is located close…

Rayleigh Clock

Rayleigh is an historic market town and is the main centre of population in the Rochford District. …

Tollesbury Wick Marshes

One of Essex Wildlife Trust's best reserves. A large (600 acres) tract of ancient grazing marsh…

Chigborough Lakes

An area of worked-out flooded gravel pits to the north of the River Blackwater. It has a variety of…

Wickham Bishops

Wickham Bishops is a village and civil parish in the Maldon district. Situated between Maldon and…

Maldon from St Lawrence Evening Sky

St. Lawrence is a parish in the Maldon district and is in the Dengie peninsula. Situated on the…

Latchingdon fields

Latchingdon is a village in the Dengie Peninsula and mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The…

Langford Museum of Power

The village of Langford lies a few miles to the north west of the picturesque market town of Maldon…

Tollesbury Marshes

Situated in the heart of the Essex countryside at the mouth of the river Blackwater, Tollesbury is…

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