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Hanningfield Reservoir

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great day for a long walk

This place is perfect for older and younger people alike to walk around. You choose how long your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Peace and quite

Lovely place to get some peace and quite and let the Children run some energy off. A great luttle... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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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
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitors Centre Hawkswood Road | Downham, Billericay CM11 1WT, England
+44 1621 862960
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All reviews bird watching fishing lodge essex wildlife trust lovely walk gift shop the reserve fresh air lovely place brass rubbing free parking bird life cake interesting place children run few hours cup of tea sunny day
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for walks nice quiet come back have cup of tea staff very helpful we are both members and love going over there

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rodney C
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are interested in birds & wildlife, then this is the place for you. They have a great gift shop full of interesting things & after you have walked round this you can go outside & walk round the reservoir & visit the hides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is perfect for older and younger people alike to walk around. You choose how long your walk is and the paths are reasonably well looked after. The cafes are well looked after and offer a great variety of food.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrissy152013
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is a huge park, beautifully set in the countryside with a little bit for all ages. Take a walk around the park and check out the wonderfully carved characters from the wind in the willows. The shop is also full of little treasures. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank apritchy
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lovely place to get some peace and quite and let the Children run some energy off. A great luttle walk in nature for winter or summer a like.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JessiSq127
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Tried to visit Hanningfield Reservoir with the whole family yesterday only to be told Dogs are not welcome? Following parking the car a gentleman approched us and told us that dogs are not allowed. I found it very strange that a so called nature reserve...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank N8844FTgaryf
Reviewed 22 October 2018

First time visitor with my family , did not know what to expect but was really surprised by the whole layout, from the free parking to looking for the Wind in the Willows characters, and the added bonus of the scary Halloween trail with a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Absolutely marvellous place to unwind and enjoy the open space and watch the wildlife on the reservoir. Also to stretch those legs walking through the forest along the man made paths and to enjoy cup of tea in the restaurant overlooking the water.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

lovely day out with the camera.very enjoyable walk and a nice peaceful reserve with lovely scenery views.would avoid the cafe by the boat hire as its very expensive

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank susan g
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

after reading good reviews I decided to visit with my camera. upon arriving at the visitor centre I was greeted by a very nice and friendly lady. I purchased a map for a mere 50p. my walk was 3 hours which Included spending some time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dan T
8 September 2018|
Response from jetlira t | Reviewed this property |
No you can't. As far I know is fishing only. X