Wat Tyler Country Park - Basildon and Essex Marshes Walk
Explore 125 acres of parkland in the beautiful Essex Marshes near Basildon. Attractions include a miniature railway and a model boating lake. The scenery includes grazing meadows, ancient hedgerows, blast mounds, tidal waterways, sea walls and field boundaries. The park is perfect for birdwatching with a huge number of water loving birds visiting the marshes all year round.
To continue your exercise in the area you could head west and visit Langdon Hills Country Park where there are more good cycling and walking trails.
There's also trails across the Vange Marshes to the west and the Bower Marshes to the east. These run along the East Haven Creek to South Benfleet.
PostcodeSS16 4UH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Wat Tyler Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wat Tyler Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wat Tyler Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wat Tyler Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's an on site cafe selling a good range of meals and snacks.
The park is dog friendly so you'll probably bump into other owners on your visit.
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.