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.

Autumn/Winter 2020

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Autumn/Winter edition front cover

This issue is jam-packed full of the latest news.

Discover the history of a Tudor garden and gain some green-fingered tips from Rebecca Ashbey, Head Gardener at Cressing Temple Barns. We unveil some unmissable winter reads, delicious recipes to keep you busy in the kitchen and an insider look at the local grape harvest at New Hall Vineyard. Be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes in our featured competitions.

Meet author Stephen Neale, who tells us about his love of the Essex coastline, its countryside and some of his favourite walks. Discover the special landscape of Marsh Farm Country Park, and the migratory birds that overwinter there, as well as the wildlife to look out for when you are out and about this season.

Travel back in time and delve into the history of one of the parks or learn about the county’s past with the Essex Record Office.

We hope you enjoy the articles in this edition, we want to inspire you to create your own adventures and make the most of the incredible spaces we have in our beautiful county.

Autumn and winter really are the best seasons to enjoy the county’s inspiring and diverse landscape, so wrap up warm - and whatever happens over the coming months during these challenging times - you can always embrace the great outdoors and Explore Essex.

Discover our latest competitions and terms and conditions here.

Winter walks with Stephen Neale
Discover the county's past with ERO
Cudmore Grove Country Park
Cudmore Grove Country Park, image courtesy of Stephen Neale