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Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve

#2 of 21 things to do in Leigh-on Sea Features Animals
Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 4LR, England
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Lovely woods to investigate, amazing area to walk your dogs, nice and relaxing. Putting area, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dog poo everywhere!

I love this place, it's so beautiful! So why are dog owners spoiling it by leaving their dog's mess... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 4LR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely woods to investigate, amazing area to walk your dogs, nice and relaxing. Putting area, and also has pony/ and horse rides on set tracks. Restaurant if you get peckish.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this place, it's so beautiful! So why are dog owners spoiling it by leaving their dog's mess everywhere. Instead of looking around at the beautiful views, our eyes are on the ground, watching where we walk. My grandaughter trod in some nasty mess,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live close to the woods and always love to go in, just for a walk or treat with coffee and cake at the Cafe. There are walks, talks and activities for children organised through out the year and is usually a busy place. Two...More

Thank HanaPeter
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank heidiwadsworth1
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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.

Thank Dianne G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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!...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

Thank Avg_traveller1
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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,...More

Thank Crispian B
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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....More

Thank Stella-Dot
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank Emma L
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Fabio P
Any one know is that is open in the end of March?
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.
Are there any pine trees I'm after the cones lol
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
Does the car park have a height restriction please?
28 August 2016|
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Response from Norman C | Reviewed this property |
Hi not that I noticed I am 90% sure it does not but there are a few places on the road out side . I hope this is of help to you . Norman