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Thurrock Thameside Nature Discovery Park

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

Thorndon Country Park

Home to the Gruffalo trail Thorndon has a lot to offer for all ages, glorious woodland walks and a…

The Naze Nature Discovery Centre

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

Nature Discovery Centre at Langdon

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.

Chigborough Lakes

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

Butterfly Maldon wick meadow

This 15 acre reserve consists of 1.5 miles of the former Maldon-Woodham Ferrers railway line, most…

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…

The Naze

The Naze is located just north of Walton-on-the-Naze, in North East Essex. The beautiful Naze…

Stock Windmill

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

Danbury Cathedral

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

Tillingham Church

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

Ingatestone Hall

Ingatestone is a village in Essex located between Brentwood and Chelmsford. Ingatestone is situated…

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 on the Dengie peninsula, Southminster is a town in the Maldon District and is close to…

GLOUCESTERPARK

Basildon was originally a small rural village, whose cottages clustered around the 14th C. Holy…

Billericay fields at sunset

Small town, set in well-wooded countryside.

Coggeshall

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

Paglesham

Paglesham is located in the east of Rochford District and is divided into the two hamlets of East…

St Peter's Church, Canewdon

Located in the Rochford district and approximately four miles from the town of Rochford, Canewdon…

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