Brand New Naze Centre at Naze in Walton

PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 July 2016 | UPDATED: 13:00 11 July 2016




Essex Wildlife Trust’s new visitor centre at Walton’s historic Naze opened in late May

View from Naze by Peter BowdenView from Naze by Peter Bowden

Essex Wildlife Trust’s new visitor centre at Walton’s historic Naze opened in late May.

The Naze Centre is a state-of-the-art visitor and education centre, open daily throughout the year from 9am to 5pm, which will see an official opening follow this September.

The centre provides information and facilities for visitors to the Naze, as well as running events and educational facilities for a wide range of school and college groups. The Naze is one of the textbook case studies, covering wildlife, fossils, geology, coastal processes and coastal communities. In late summer and early autumn, it is one of the best locations in the country to see migrant birds, such as flycatchers and wryneck.

Essex Wildlife Trust has visitor centre and education staff based at The Naze Centre while volunteers will also play an integral role. Events coming up in July include guided walks, fossil hunts and litter picks.

Lisa Smart, Essex Wildlife Trust’s operations manager, said: ‘We are very excited to have opened The Naze Centre. The Naze is a wonderful corner of Essex and the centre will be a focal point for it, championing the rich history, natural history and more. We would like to thank all contributors to the project, especially our major funder, the Coastal Communities Fund, and our project partners, Tendring District Council and the Naze Management Board.’

The Naze Centre is at The Naze, Old Hall Lane CO14 8LE. Call 01255 679379. It is the 11th visitor centre to be opened by Essex Wildlife Trust in the county. For details of all of Essex Wildlife Trust’s events across Essex, visit

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