Wonderful Hadleigh Country Park, Essex

Hadley and Thundersley in 1777, by Chapman and André

Chapman and André
Conservation with improved habitats
Essex Explorer 2023
Wildflowers and grasses
Essex Explorer 2023

You may have read the Spring and Summer 2023 editions of Essex Explorer Magazine (available at the library) and enjoyed the pictures.
There was a reference to the work to restore rare plants, flowers and encourage new growth in Hadleigh Country Park.  The magazine noted:   “This area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and was once a well-established grassland.

In the last 25 years almost two million acres of grassland in the UK have been lost.  

The removal of scrub is part of a management plan agreed with Natural England, the government’s statuary body responsible for natural green infrastructure.”

Some of us have enjoyed the brilliant views across Hadleigh Ray and the Thames Estuary from Hadleigh Country Park, one of the largest green spaces in Essex.

However, many people have not yet visited this tranquil jewel in Hadleigh (or Hadley!)

It is very worthwhile to cycle or walk down Castle Lane (the castle ruins provide an excellent vantage point) or Chapel Lane for the Hub café, children’s fun area and views across the emerald landscape to the sparkling estuary beyond.  (Please use the paths provided.)

The next article about Hadleigh Country Park is here.

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