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Thorndon CP Essex

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Species
Eurasian Treecreeper
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pixellence ( Pete )
Date
13 February 2010
Description
Common Treecreeper
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Site Details

Thorndon Country Park is divided into Thorndon North with the Countryside Centre, and Thorndon South. These areas are linked by the ‘Old Park’, which is owned by the Woodland Trust, and ‘Old Thorndon Pasture’, which is owned by Essex County Council. The most important habitat in Thorndon Country Park is the ancient deer park area dating back to the 15th century which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Other parts of the park include ancient woodland, plantations of both broad leaved and coniferous species, some grassland and three small lakes.

Address

Thorndon CP
Thorndon Country Park, The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ

Contact Details

Telephone: Tel and Fax: 01277 211250

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Parking

Car parks can be found on Brentwood Road (A128) and The Avenue

Facilities

The Countryside Centre in Thorndon Park North, built from timber blown over in the 1987 storms in the two parks, has a permanent exhibition, a shop selling gifts and a schools’ room. Both the exhibition and the schools’ room are available for hire. Fishing is available if a day ticket is purchased. Horse riding is allowed in both parks, but riders are asked to keep to the areas marked with a blue arrow. The Ranger Service offers special activities throughout the year, from investigating fowers and insects to Halloween walks.

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