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Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve

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Address: Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 4LR, England
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Lovely day at nature reserve

Went today to belfairs woods ,totally surprised with what they have done there as never seen the new nature reserve building but unfortunately it opened in 2013 ,as I'm local I'm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
heidiwadsworth1
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went today to belfairs woods ,totally surprised with what they have done there as never seen the new nature reserve building but unfortunately it opened in 2013 ,as I'm local I'm just surprised never heard anything about it but went today had lovely coffee sitting outside on the decking with lovely views of woods and golf course

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Kirkcudbright, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a lovely place to come and have a walk and feed the squirrels. offers pony/horse rides through a track in the woods. lovely picnic areas and a recreation park at the back of the woods.

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Thank Dianne G
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live locally and visit regularly. The woods are a lovely space with a bridle path used by the nearby stables and a good range of footpaths, the main routes are accessible with pushchairs and there are plenty of little paths for the more adventurous! Main routes are signposted and the wood paths do link up onto other local paths... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors with our young son. There is plenty of parking. The paths are well maintained which means you can use a pushchair although you will struggle in winter if you go off the main routes. There is a nice visitor centre with a reasonably priced cafe to grab a coffee or some lunch with activities to keep... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've run through here a couple of times recently. There are some nice trails through the woods, but it is easy to get lost and come out on to a golf course, which always worries me a little. Other areas are a bit too crowded, so it's not all that peaceful and quiet.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an ideal local area to explore and depending on your fitness, you can make the walk as long or as short as you wish. The trees and shrubs are varied and if you like sketching, there are plenty of opportunities here for you. Despite the chilly wind, there were plenty of people of all ages enjoying this woodland... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited today and followed the Sculpture Trail, which took around 45 minutes. We had a nice amble through the woods and used the free downloadable app to navigate the sculptures. Beforehand we went to the cafe in the Visitor Centre and had a cream tea, which was reasonably priced and enjoyable. There's free parking and a large play area... More 

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Thank Emma L
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Come here every week for a riding lesson/hour ride in the woods. Love it. Reasonably priced and so much fun. All the girls/staff are lovely.

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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Have been walking these woods for 40 years now!!. Always great, loads of dog walkers, golfer,s and people just having a stroll. Highly recommended

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a big green open space to enjoy any day of the week. There is a cycle track that runs through the park and all the way to Prittlewell. There are many trees and clearings to explore and a wonderful challenging activity climbing area for young people ( small and larger) to enjoy. Adjacent to the entrance is a... More 

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