Hanningfield Reservoir walk
This gentle, 1.7 mile walk takes around 45 to 60 minutes exploring the beautiful wooded Hanningfield Reservoir Nature Reserve.
This circular route follows even paths through the beautiful wooded Hanningfield Reservoir Nature Reserve, offering pretty blankets of bluebells in the spring. The walk breaks halfway at the Fishing Lodge for refreshments before heading back to the visitors centre.
There are some inclines and uneven ground, and it may be muddy, making this route unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies. Toilets are available at The Fishing Lodge and Visitor Centre.
Walk day and time
This walk runs the third Sunday of each month at 1.30pm, on the following dates:
- Sunday 17 September
- Sunday 15 October
- Sunday 19 November
- Sunday 17 December
- £2 donation to the Essex Wildlife Trust for use of their facilities.
How to register
If you have already registered or signed up for our walks, please just arrive in time for the start.
Otherwise, you can sign up and register for our Wellbeing Walks online now.
- Make sure you wear comfortable, sensible shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather. Please make sure you bring sun lotion and water in the summer.
- Unfortunately, we cannot allow any dogs other than assistance animals.
Walk address and meeting point
This walk meets at the Hanningfield Visitor Centre car park, Hawkswood Road, CM11 1WT.
How to get there
Buses don't run to this area on Sundays.
Cycle in by road; bike parking is available by the Visitor Centre as bikes aren't permitted in the reserve.
Free parking (including accessible spaces) available at the Visitor Centre car park.