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Danbury Country Park

Danbury Country Park

Country Park

Address

Woodhill Road,
Danbury,
Essex,
CM3 4AW

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Details

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.

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toilets

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Daily, 8am to dusk

Prices

Free entry - see http://www.visitparks.co.uk/tickets-charges/ for parking costs

Location

Directions

See location of Danbury Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 767045  Lat: 51.71179 Long: 0.55748

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.

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired