Langdon Hills Country Park
This splendid country park in Basildon includes 400 acres of meadows, farmland and woodlands with an abundance of wildlife from Green Winged Orchids to the Great Crested Newt. There are miles of walking and cycling paths taking you through the parkland, the local farmland and on to the Plotlands Nature Reserve. The site includes several different nature reserves with the bluebell woods in April particularly popular.
Just to the east you will find Wat Tyler Country Park where there are lovely trails around the Essex Marshes to enjoy.
PostcodeSS17 9NH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Langdon Hills Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Langdon Hills Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Langdon Hills Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Langdon Hills Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's an on site cafe where you can pick up a selection of sandwiches and drinks.
The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other owners with their pets.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head north west towards Brentwood and you'll find a couple more local country parks in the shape of Thorndon Country Park and Weald Country Park. There's miles of good walking and mountain bike trails to try here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Essex Walks page.