Langdon Nature Discovery Centre is set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises of woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens. Langdon nature reserve is the largest inland reserve managed by Essex Wildlife Trust. The nature reserve occupies some of the highest land in the county, has some commanding views and offers miles of excellent walks, where an abundance of wildlife can be enjoyed.
In the summer there is the opportunity to enjoy Turtle Doves, Nightingales and Woodcock, while in the winter thrushes and finches can be enjoyed. There are thirty butterfly species at Langdon including White Admiral, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White and Grizzled Skipper, making this a spectacular reserve for butterflies in Essex. Langdon also offers seven species of wild orchids in bloom in Many and June. Over 350 wild flowering plants have been recorded. Badgers, Foxes and Weasels all thrive in the meadows.
The nature reserve offers walks through many different areas and habitats and can offer the visitor a really interesting day out. The Nature Discovery Centre has a gift shop and restaurant.
- Disabled access
Map & Directions
Langdon Nature Discovery Centre is situated on Lower Dunton Road, five minutes from the A127 and from the A13. Follow the brown and white duck signs or the Langdon Conservation Centre signs.
From the A127 take the Dunton exit. At the roundabout take the Laindon town centre/Horndon on the Hill exit. At the traffic lights take the right hand slip lane, turning into Lower Dunton Road. The visitor centre is approx. 1 ½ miles down Lower Dunton Road on the left hand side.
From the A13 take the Stanford-le-Hope / Corringham exit. At the roundabout take the Horndon on the Hill exit, continue on this road until the sharp right hand bend – take the left turn off of this bend, Lower Dunton Road (brown and white duck sign). The visitor centre is approximately 2 miles down Lower Dunton Road on the right hand side.
Designated disabled parking spaces and coach spaces available. Accessible by Public Transport: Laindon station is 4 miles away.