GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wat Tyler Country Park - Basildon and Essex Marshes Walk

2 miles (2.5 km)

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.


SS16 4UH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Wat Tyler Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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There's an on site cafe selling a good range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Marina at Wat Tyler Country Park - - 60003

This is the marina at Wat Tyler Country Park. The photo was taken looking due west. For some inexplicable reason the park was renamed “Pitsea Hall Country Park” during the latter days of the Thatcher era. However not long after 1997 the hero of the 1381 Peasants Revolt over the poll tax was once again honoured…….

Type FW3-24 Pillbox at Wat Tyler country park - - 912209

Type FW3/24 Pillbox at the country park. Pillbox is on a high slope looking out across Vange Creek and Timberman's Creek. Thin-walled pillbox with seven loopholes. Has a viewing platform and an information board.

Little Coopers Cottage - - 59999

Little Coopers Cottage. This early 17th Century weather boarded thatched cottage is living proof that cheap holiday flights take priority over heritage. The listed cottage was due for demolition due to the extension of Stansted airport. In 1987 it was dismantled and rebuilt as it was in the late 17th century on the country park in Pitsea. It is once again a listed building. A Kiddies adventure playground is in the background.

Nature taking over - - 1147031

Nature taking over. Two derelict boats that are gradually being taken over by the salt marsh plants

Mud flats - - 1305410

View across estuary, with incoming tide covering mud flats

Pasture and Pylons - - 60038

Pasture & Pylons. The grid reference is for the unusual three-way pylon to the right of the picture. This provides the national electricity grid feed to the eastern end of the Coryton Oil Refinery.

Motor Boat Museum - - 762333

Motor Boat Museum

Miniature train terminal - - 912203

Miniature train terminal


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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