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Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve

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Wonderful woods

A beautiful mixed woodland with plenty to suit all. Lovely walks and trails and a good cafe to... read more

Reviewed today
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Sunday morning stroll

Good for walking dogs, be curtious to golfers. Nature centre interesting, children enjoy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin R
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“dog walkers”(20 reviews)
“play golf”(8 reviews)
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Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 4LR, England
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Reviewed today

A beautiful mixed woodland with plenty to suit all. Lovely walks and trails and a good cafe to finish with. Great for everyone to breathe clean air. Good for geocaching too!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for walking dogs, be curtious to golfers. Nature centre interesting, children enjoy experience. Food and drinks good quality and reasonable prices.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met up for a walk and the leader decided that the cafe would be the halfway point to have a light lunch & chat. The staff were very friendly & allowed us to move four tables together so all 11 of us could sit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Peter09051946
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We live walking distance from the woods. Beautiful place we love walking with the dog and the grandchildren.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maldenison58
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The woods is a great escape from the town where you can feel at one with nature. Some lovely walks & plenty of things to do for kids. Cafe area is lovely & if your into golf your on a winner.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

There are many different routes to take on walks here from easy 20 minutes strolls to 90 minutes walks .there is plenty of parking and a very well maintained visitor center where you can get refreshments and light meals at the beginning or end of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pauldmartin59
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Large area of woodland with well defined paths. Golf course fairways provide plenty of open spaces. Easy car parking and cafe with garden seating. Interesting nature centre providing helpful information and light refreshments.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shsand2001
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Not as peaceful as i was expecting,with all the nearby golfers,but worth a look,...especially for hunting down all the tree sculptures around the circuit. Grab a drink & bite to eat from the cafe too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Y1286GSandrews
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Went for a weekend walk - there is an outdoor playfround and there were also pony rides advertised but we didn't do this. The walk was ok but its next to a golf course so you do hear the golfers!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SteveAndLouise8
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The woodland centre is great, you can buy drinks and light snacks plus some nice bits for sale and info about local wildlife. And loos which are handy. Good educational facilities for kids. Belfairs has some nice walks, not too far as the woods are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank ilikechips78
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Pamela J
8 August 2018|
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Response from terryh774 | Reviewed this property |
Think you turned into the wrong car park. The car park entrance is on a bend and this single track road leads into a larger parking area and then a path takes you to the visitor centre with cafe, toilets and shop.
Fabio P
22 March 2017|
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Response from catherinewelch | Reviewed this property |
It is open all year round - the woods and reserve that is. The visitors centre is run by Essex Wildlife so usual opening hours but check their website for specicific times.
4 October 2016|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any last time there but its so big I possibly missed them Try Jubilee park at Rochford or Gusted Hall woods