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Set in mature woodland and offering superb views over the 870 acre Hanningfield Reservoir; Hanningfield nature reserve itself offers beautiful walks through the woodland; visiting bird hides, ponds and appreciating views across the reservoir. The...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitors Centre Hawkswood Road | Downham, Billericay CM11 1WT, England
My wife and I took our young grandson for a trip out , we all enjoyed a pleasant walk with some great wood carvings and there hides so you can watch the local bird life , there is a nice cafeteria and gift shop on...More
The Centre is set in woodland with plenty of parking space, excellent books and gift shop, information core and the start of a superb trail with animal statues at each of several 'stopping or viewpoints'. Spur paths give access to superb hides from which one...More
Interesting centre with small gift shop and basic snacks, with facilities to watch the local wildlife....birds, squirrels, mice, deer. Go on the walks and see a nature reserve, bird hides, and a wide variety of birds and mammals. Take your binoculars and sit quietly, relishing...More
With my wife we made our first visit here and it is a lovely setting for an afternoon walk. We chose the day after the spell of hot weather so very windy but nevertheless a lovely day. Surprisingly no admission here but with great views...More
Nature is awesome. Lots of birds to take in and plenty of fantastic scenery.
Onsite cafe at the fishing lodge was a nice place to recuperate and refresh.
Bird viewing boxes are a great idea and were never busy due to the many dotted around...More
After doing a local boot sale went here as a short distance away. Perfect weather had a small walk looked in the bird viewing box and a visit to the resturant too hot to do anything else . Reasonably clean WC,s worth a couple of...More
Nice day out with bird watching lots of different birds and Canadian geese , ducks , the tweets of nesting birds , small tea room / gift room so something for everybody nice walk and and Hides so as to view and avoid disturbing birds
Choose from the Visitor Centre or the Fishing Lodge [with nice cafe] to start your walk. Both have excellent car parking and are separated by a half hour walk through woodlands, skirting both fields and Hanningfield Reservoir. Especially good for bluebells in spring. Very pleasant...More