Great Notley Country Park
Map Ref: TL 733 213 Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 6FS. Large on-site car park.
Great Notley Country Park and the Flitch Way covers an area of 100 acres with views across open farmland to the west. Awarded Best Outdoor Play or Activity Centre in Essex in 2016 by Primary Times it has over 100 acres of parkland and great play facilities from tots to teens. There is a large pay and display car park and a signed link path to join the Flitch Way at Rayne.
As well as being an ideal place to take children the country park has a wealth of beauty to offer those who like to walk or cycle. The site offers many facilities including a sensory trail, endless play equipment, Sky Ropes, fishing, visitor centre, cafe, sports & educational facilities, Park Run plus an extensive events programme. More information can be found at Great Notley Country Park website.
Under the supervision of Claire Bunn and her team the volunteers have performed a number of tasks on this site since the rangers took Great Notley Country Park over in 2008. These include installing bollards in the entrance way, building fences round the ponds to safeguard wandering toddlers,creating fishing platforms, planting trees in the carpark and along ditches, clearing ditches of debris, building a hibenaculum for lizards and slow worms and other similar conservation work.