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Great Notley CP


Grid ref: TL 733 210 (click for o/s map)

Updated 04/11/2019

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A recently created 100-acre country park alongside Great Notley Garden Village on the outskirts of Braintree. It has two lakes, several new copses planted on top of earth mounds, hay and wildflower meadows. Already skylarks and reed buntings have colonised the site, and its wildlife value can only grow as it matures. It has a centre with cafe and a number of play areas.

The Discovery Centre embodies sustainable principles such as solar heating and a wind turbine, and provides interpretation and other facilities for visitors.

Braintree District and Essex County Councils have recently agreed to manage the site and centre jointly


On the A131 a short way south of its junction with the A120, 2 miles south-west of Braintree.

Nearest rail station is Braintree. Buses run via the station to Great Notley, from where it is a 15-minute walk.

Accessible at all times.

Call 01376 347134 for latest developments and centre opening times.

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