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Danbury Country Park – originally laid out in the 13th century as part of a private estate – offers ornamental gardens and lakes, woodland and meadows. The park’s accessible, well-maintained tracks are popular with dog walkers and families, with plenty of seats and picnic benches to have a rest or a bite to eat. Surviving historic structures include an ice house where before refrigerators, ice was collected from the lakes in winter and stored for the palace kitchens.
The lakeside path takes you alongside tranquil waters, where you can watch ducks, swans and carp, and past the ornamental gardens.There are three historic lakes in total.
Fishing Season is from 16th June to 14th March, Adults £5.00 and children £2.50. A day ticket is available to purchase here. You must have a rod licence to fish at the park. Fishing is from 8:00 am until 30 minutes before dusk. Please note fishing is only allowed at the Lower Lake (you can find this south of the wildflower meadow, to the west of the park).
Map & Directions
From the A12, take the A414 towards Maldon. Continue into Danbury and take the right turn at the mini roundabout onto Well Lane. Continue to the end of the road and turn right onto Woodhill Road.
Public Transport Directions
The nearest railway station is Chelmsford, which is 4 miles away.