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Places

Essex is home to some of the most stunning vistas in the UK. From the estuary of River Thames to the North Sea coastline, the county’s scenery is a diverse patchwork of stunning sea views, ancient architecture and vibrant gardens. We pick 9 of our favourites

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Essex is densely packed with wildlife: from nature and bird reserves to reservoirs and woodlands, we have picked some amazing wildlife spots in Essex

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas in Essex has something for everyone with an irresistible combination of modern and traditional. Here are 21 reasons why Essex is the best place to spend your Christmas

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Spend Halloween hunting down ghouls and ghosts in the county’s most haunted places and spaces. We pick 10 absolutely terrifying locations to visit this October.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

The Great Storm of 1987 brought havoc to the south of England and was a career-defining moment for TV weatherman Michael Fish. Peter Naldrett looks back at the events of 30 years ago and how they still impact today

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Events

For those still figuring out how to spend your Friday through Sunday, we’ve rounded up 5 of Essex’s best things to do to ensure no second of your weekend is wasted

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Here’s our guide to the festive markets in Essex that’ll get you in the mood for Christmas. They’re perfect for finding fun stocking fillers, unique presents and foodie treats.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Get your calendars at the ready because it’s going to be a busy month in Essex

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Get your calendars at the ready because it’s going to be a busy month in Essex

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Little Waltham, the recently refurbished Little Channels Golf Centre is a friendly, family-oriented 9 hole pay and play centre

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Walks

Friday, September 22, 2017

As the greens of summer give way to the browns and oranges of autumn, there’s no better time to go and explore Essex’s wonderful woodland. Here are 9 you should try

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Monday, July 17, 2017

This pleasant walk around the village of Langham incorporates the church and part of the Essex Way, before returning back to the village community centre via the local pub

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Enjoy a walk in this quiet and serene corner of Essex around the parishes of Borley and Liston, which both retain parish churches, plus cottages and countryside, to admire. Words and pictures by Laurie Page of the Public Rights of Way team at Essex County Council

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Few things beat messing about by the river on a bright, spring day and this delightful walk follows the River Chelmer through the parish of Little Baddow

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Monday, March 20, 2017

This walk around the quiet and picturesque village of Langley, tucked right in the northwest corner of the county, goes from the pretty Upper Green around the village to Lower Green and back via the church

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Wildlife

Monday, August 21, 2017

The ancient town of Maldon is rich in history and most of it derives from its position on the Blackwater Estuary. Like many waterways, the estuary is facing the challenges of pollution, but Petra Hornsby speaks to someone prepared to take on the challenge

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