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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…

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…

Abberton Reservoir

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

Fingringhoe Visitor Centre

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

Sible Hedingham

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

Woodham Walter Church

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

St. Nicholas and St. Mary's Chapel

Great Braxted is a village between Great Totham, Little Braxted and Tiptree. Local attractions…

Tractor Ploughing in Tolleshunt Knights

Tolleshunt Knights is a small village in the borough of Colchester and is close to Tiptree. The…

Photo of the village sign

Felsted is a picturesque village in the Uttlesford district and is near Braintree and Great Dunmow.…

Photo of a pretty street scene

Clavering, with the name meaning 'place where clover grows', is a village in north west Essex.…

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…

Langford Museum of Power

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

Purleigh Church

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

Ulting Church

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

Westcliff-on-Sea

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

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…

Langdon meadows

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

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…

Bluebells in wood

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

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    Discover more about our unique destinations. From areas of outstanding natural beauty and historic villages to the UKs newest city and bustling towns - explore each destination in detail. Photo: Dedham Vale ©@miller73mel
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    Meet the stars of Essex, from musical talent to maths geniuses!
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    With over 350 miles of stunning coastline, explore some of our favourite coastal towns and resorts. Photo ©Waldegraves Holiday Park
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    We are known for our charismatic characters who will make your visit extra special
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    Delve into our history, from Britain's First City to Britain's newest city!
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