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James Merriott talks us through his watercolour tour of Essex with a visit to Dedham and the chance to follow in the footsteps of John Constable

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Emily McParland of the Essex Wildlife Trust explains how you can play a part the trust’s vision for a wilder Essex

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Southend on Sea is one of our county’s most famous destinations, known far and wide for its golden sandy beaches and glitzy amusements, but there is more to Southend’s story than the seaside | Words: Nicky Adams

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Chelmsford may not be known as one of the county’s most historic or architecturally interesting cities, but behind the modern façade there’s much to learn about this city’s past | Words By: Nicky Adams

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of the county with a selection of his favourite Essex scenes drawn from his extensive archives

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Events

Monday, July 20, 2020

Now that we’re able to travel a little further afield, each week we will be featuring a selection of walks, things to do or places to visit in Essex - all of which will adhere to social distancing guidelines of course!

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t get your much needed Arts fix. You can now enjoy the magic of theatre from the small screen!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Essex Life magazine has five sets of family tickets to give away for the Suffolk Show

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Join Moorcroft for the launch of the ‘Re-imagining Wordsworth’ collection in the picturesque medieval market town of Thaxted, with its famous Guildhall, magnificent Church and restored windmill

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Walks

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This walk is off the beaten track and is ideal to avoid contact, but still offers some fabulous views of the county’s countryside | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Here in Essex we have 350 miles of coastline and so inevitably our seaside areas are home to a range of walks exploring this wonderfully diverse landscape. Here are 9 great coastal walks for you to try

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Monday, June 15, 2020

This delightful walk around the historic village of Castle Hedingham is a real step back in time as you enjoy one of the county’s most beautiful villages | Words and pictures by Laurie Page of the Public Rights of Way team at Essex County Council

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

The area around Alphamstone is a rather hilly part of Essex, but the ups and downs of this walk provide some lovely views of the Essex countryside | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Wildlife

Monday, July 20, 2020

Andrew Fallan discovers the amazing habitat of harbour seals and why Essex is a very special place to see these most mesmerising of creatures

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Until her untimely death at the end of 2019, Bella D’Arcy Reed was the writer in residemce at the Essex Gardens Trust. Before her passing, she was compiling a feature on the role of the trust in protecting the county’s green spaces and Essex Life is privileged to share her words

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

For most people bluebells are the first sign that spring has arrived and nothing beats a stroll through ancient woods or country parks surrounded by a sea of blue, so here are some of our favourite places to find bluebells in bloom

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Animals are always a source of joy so we have gathered some zoos and wildlife parks across the country (and beyond) that are livestreaming animal enclosures

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