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St. Peter's Chapel, Bradwell ©Samantha Moorcroft

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Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

The visitor centre is in the middle of the 215 acres of Bedfords Park, open 7 days a week 9-5, 9-4…

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre is situated in Hornchurch Country Park and has fantastic views…

Chafford Gorges Nature Park

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

The Naze - Essex Wildlife Trust

The Centre is open all year round and houses an education room as well as a café and gift shop.…

Hanningfield EWT Visitor Centre

Visit Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, set in mature woodland offering superb views over the…

Belfairs Woodland Centre

A modern, attractive and welcoming Visitor’s Centre set in the ancient Belfairs Woodland. We have a…

Langdon Visitor Centre

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

Hockley Woods

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

Wickham Bishops

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

Bradwell-on-Sea

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

Southminster

Situated in the Dengie peninsula, Southminster is a town in the Maldon district and is close to…

Purleigh

Purleigh is a village in the Dengie peninsula and within the district of Maldon. The area is close…

Heybridge Basin

Heybridge is adjacent to Maldon, near the River Blackwater. It is often overshadowed by its…

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

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

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for…

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

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

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre Group Visits

Centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Essex & Suffolk Water, at a sight of…

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Group Visits

Nature reserve-125 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature trails, wheelchair access,…

Mistley

Small riverside town, noted for its swans.

Manningtree

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

Westcliff-on-Sea theatre

Westcliff-on-Sea is a seaside suburb neighbouring Southend-on-Sea with views overlooking the Thames…

Tolleshunt D'Arcy

Situated on the Blackwater estuary and approximately 12 miles from Colchester, Tolleshunt D'Arcy is…

Tiptree Jam Factory

Best known for its production of jam, this little town is surrounded by orchards.

Tillingham

Based in the Maldon district, Tillingham is a small village in the Dengie Peninsula and is…

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