Hadleigh Country Park, Hadleigh

4.2
#8 of 25 in Parks in Southend-on-Sea
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Hadleigh Park comprises of the former Olympic Mountain Bike Course which has been retained and developed so it can be used by a wider range of users; as well as including Hadleigh Country Park, Visitors Centre, Cafe, Bike shop/hire and a 400 space Car Park.
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  • Great country park lots of different walking trails and the different bike tracks. Something to suit everyone. And you can walk to the castle from here. Great views  more »
  • I’ve been here twice now with my husband to have a walk in the fresh air. This is a lovely country park with plenty of routes to take and you can make it as easy or as challenging as you like as...  more »
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  • Great place to ride your mountain bike in all weather. If it good enough for the Olympics I'm sure it'll be tough enough ride for us mortals. Nice enough cafe for a cuppa and a sandwich just a shame our council put the rent up to high and made the great bike shop have to shut.
  • I have lived in Essex for 40 years but never knew about Hadleigh Castle and the park. It was an absolute treat! The castle was actually a ruin, unlike the website picture. But lovely. People were picnicking amongst the ruins. The view was amazing. We could see the c2c train line and farmland. It was very peaceful, with a nice breeze on top of the hill, which me and my 10yr old adored. There were a couple of paths that ran off from the ruins which we went down. On the other side of the tractor trail, there was another walking trail and a mountain/bmx bike trail. When we went, we walked for 3hours. A very pleasant way to get some exercise, fresh air and peace. Will definitely be returning with our bikes! Also there was a small farm we went to, and a tea shop. Well worth a visit.

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