Danbury Park lake
  • Danbury Park lake
  • Danbury Park seating area
  • Danbury Park shady path
  • Danbury Duck

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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.

Late spring is a good time to see ducklings, cygnets and spectacular displays from rhododendrons in the gardens. In summer, the meadows fill with wildflowers and grasses, attracting butterflies and insects, while the woodland paths offer respite from the sun in the dappled shade of ancient oaks, hornbeams and sweet chestnuts.

Guide Prices

Free entry
Parking charges apply
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 3 hours £4.00
Over 3 hours £4.50

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets

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      By Road: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.The nearest railway station is Chelmsford, which is 4 miles away.

      Danbury Country Park

      Type:Country Park

      Woodhill Road, Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AW

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