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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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Visit Our Centre

EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkOur centre is available for visits on a pre-booked basis on Wednesdays between 10am - 4pm. The Club’s activities and displays are also usually open to the public on the first Saturday of the month 11am - 4pm.

Interesting Places

Here are some random sample locations of interest in Essex. Also take a look at sites shown on our sites map, geology site map and brownfield site map, with the site account and locate site facility.


locate Star Lane Brick Pits, Great Wakering
Old brick pits with rare invertebrates recorded.

locate Cockaynes pit
Brownfield (ex gravel pit) but with establishes woodland.

locate Cressing Temple
This Templar site with origins in the 12th century is of international importance and a scheduled ancient monument. It is home to the two finest Templar barns in Europe.The site is made up of a group of remarkable farm buildings, the barns and a Tudor walled garden.

locate Thorndon Country Park
A country park important for wildlife. It is managed by Essex. It is usually thought of in two parts: northern part has car parks, visitor centre (run by EWT), and is mainly wooded; southern part has one parking area and is more open with grassland slopes and a large lake, with woodland to the north. The two parts are linked by footpaths that run through restored farmland.

locate Jacksons Wood
Remnant ancient woodland close to M25 motorway, unmanaged.

locate Star Lane Brick Pits, Great Wakering
Old brick pits with rare invertebrates recorded.

locate Hatfield Forest
The Last Forest (Oliver Rackham, 1989), with all the elements of a medieval Forest, an early acquisition by the National Trust.

locate Layer Wood
A mainly deciduous wood consisting of Birch, Beech, Hornbeam, Oak, Aspen and a few Sweet Chestnut, Larch and pine's.