The Wick Country Park
Grid ref: TQ 755 920 (click for o/s map)
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A country park on the south-east fringe of Wickford, created on former agricultural land and opened in 2003. It is surrounded by old hedgerows, and has a 5-acre lake with reedbeds, several ponds, a small wetland that you cross on a boardwalk, and a sizeable area of rough grassland with increasing numbers of wild flowers. The North Benfleet Brook crosses the site.
Off Tresco Way, on the southern fringe of Wickford. From the first roundabout on the A132 north of the A127, follow Cranfield Park Road east across three roundabouts into Tresco Way. The country park is signposted on the right just past a roundabout.
Open 9am until dusk
Over 2km of easy access trail.