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Hanningfield - NDC

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

hockley woods

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

Thurrock Thameside Nature Discovery Park

A stunning and innovative visitor centre and Nature Park created on a former landfill site, with…

Bradwell-on-Sea

Bradwell-on-Sea is a village and civil parish in Essex, England. The village is on the Dengie…

Abberton Reservoir

One of Europe's top Wetland sites, excellent bird watching opportunities and fabulous views over…

The Fairhurst Family enjoying The Wild Wood at Markshall Estate

Discover North Essex's best kept secret. Markshall Estate is a beautiful heritage landscape that…

Two Tree Island

An outstanding 634 acre site situated off the Old Leigh coastline with a lagoon at its western tip.

Great-Bardfield-Windmill

Situated in the Braintree district, this north-west Essex village of Great Bardfield, which is just…

Hatfield Peverel green

Hatfield Peverel is a large village and civil parish in the centre of Essex; Hatfield means a…

Kelvedon

Kelvedon is a vilage in Essex situated near the town of Witham. The village - a fomer Roman…

St-John-the-Baptist, Little-Maplestead

Located close to the towns of Halstead in Essex and Sudbury in Suffolk, Little Maplestead is a…

Earls Colne

Earls Colne is a beautiful village nestling in the Colne Valley and named after the Earls of Oxford…

Picture of Thaxted Guildhall

Thaxted is a beautiful small town in open countryside halfway between Saffron Walden and Great…

Saffron Walden colourful street of houses

Saffron Walden is a delightful medieval town with a rich heritage of old buildings, including the…

Althorne

The name Althorne derives from the Old English (place at) the burnt thorn-tree. Althorne is on the…

Mayland

Mayland is a village on the Dengie peninsula in the English county of Essex. The village is located…

Hanningfield

East Hanningfield is a small village surrounded by West Hanningfield, South Woodham Ferrers, Howe…

Galleywood Church

Galleywood is a lovely village that offers beautiful walks, pubs, a church and is surrounded by…

Fingringhoe Visitor Centre

Nature reserve over 200 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature trails, wheelchair…

Battlesbridge

Battlesbridge is located in the parish of Rettendon. The village, which has an antiques centre, a…

Sible Hedingham

There are many interesting and historical places to visit in and around Sible Hedingham for the…

Silver Street Houses

Based in Braintree district, Silver End is a model village with work begining in 1926. The village…

Ulting Church

Ulting is a small village located in the remote countryside of the county of Essex, England. It…

Woodham Walter Church

Woodham Walter is a village three miles from the town of Maldon, seven miles from Southwoodham…

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    We are known for our charismatic characters who will make your visit extra special
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