Essex Explorer

Discover the Essex Explorer magazine, a quarterly magazine with fascinating features, spotlight articles, inspirational lifestyle ideas, competitions and all of the latest news from across our parks and places.

Spring 2021

Spring edition front cover

Our Spring edition is jam-packed full of fascinating features, inspirational ideas, competitions, our latest news and much more – and it’s all for you.

In this issue meet a Millwright and discover the history of Mountnessing Windmill, pick up some great green-fingered gardening tips from Rebecca Ashbey, Head Gardener at Cressing Temple Barns, and discover our parks as the spring flowers start to bloom.

Read about how the Essex Record Office has been working on a project as part of Sainsbury’s supermarket’s 150th anniversary and delight your taste buds with a tasty recipe from Tiptree Tea Rooms.

Read more about the mental health benefits of connecting with nature in the spring feature as well as extracts from Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin’s ‘Back to Nature’. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the Essex Country Parks boosting your mood and fitness, but please remember to abide by social distancing and current government guidelines when you visit.

Whatever happens over the coming months you can always embrace the great outdoors with Explore Essex. As a county, Essex has a beautiful landscape – from country to coast – so stay local and enjoy all that the parks and green spaces have to offer.

Find out more about our competitions and giveaways here.

Meet the Millwright
Put a Spring in your step

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Check out our Autumn/Winter 2020 edition if you haven't already

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