Weald Country Park

Come and enjoy over 500 acres of woodland, lakes, hay meadows, old deer park, veteran trees, wildflower meadows and an expanse of open grassland. The park landscape at Weald has been sculpted over time.

You can hand feed our Fallow Deer with deer food sold in the shop for just 50p – or feel free to bring your own vegetable cuttings or carrots!

You can see more of what’s available at Weald Country Park by downloading our site map.

Car parking charges

Overview

7am until dusk

Weald Country Park
South Weald
Brentwood
CM14 5QS

01277 261343

weald.countrypark@essex.gov.uk

Events

Weekly 5k Parkrun at Weald Country Park

7, 14, 21, 28 March, 4, 11, 18, 25 April, 2, 9, 16, 23 May, 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 4, 11, 18, 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August, 5, 19, 26 September, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October, 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 5, 12, 19 December 2015 - 9am

Family Bat Walk

18 September 2015 - 5:30pm-7:30pm

Summer Survival Self Guided Trail

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 August 2015 - 10:00am- 4:00pm

Tickets

Pay and display:
Dogs: Allowed
Picnics: Yes
BBQ: No
VAQAS: No
Green Flag Award: Yes

Picnics

We have picnic benches located all over the park. If you are looking for a spectacular view whilst you picnic head up to the North of the park and use the Lincolns Lane carpark, if you would like the best hill for rolling down go to the Belvedere car park or if you would like to get a hot drink and an ice cream come to the Visitor Centre car park.

Cycling

The parks are fantastic for cyclists as they take you through the beautiful Essex countryside. We have designated routes for you to follow on our downloadable map.

Dog Walking

We welcome dogs and their walkers, but please ensure your dog is either under control or on a lead at all times. We have dog bowls and taps located throughout the park for thirst canines to make use of. Please be aware that we have cattle grazing for conservation purposes in The Roughs and Top Park at certain times of year. Please take note of signage and close all gates behind you.

Walks

Weald County Park offers a range of fantastic walks through a number of habitats, with astounding views and plenty of interesting features.

Volunteering

Weald Country Park rangers run a volunteer group every Friday 10am-3pm. Come along and help with conservation projects and park maintenance. Learn new skills, meet new people and keep fit in the beautiful surroundings of the park. You can either turn up on the day (it is advised that you arrive for 9.30am if you do so in order to complete all necessary paperwork and meet the team) or pop in to pick up an application form from the Visitor Centre. Free hot drinks and biscuits are provided!

Horse Riding

We have recently updated our bridleway network, creating an entirely circular route around the woods and Top Park. You can free ride throughout all of Top Park, but please be aware that we do have cattle grazing for conservation purposes at certain times of year. Keep an eye out for signage.. The routes can be followed on our downloadable map.

Fishing

The main lake at Weald is open all year round for fishing. Adult rods are £6 each, concession and child tickets are £3 each. Up to 3 rods can be fished on day tickets. Season tickets are £100 and season ticket holders can fish with 3 rods.

Public Rights of Way

For information and printable guides on public rights of way go to:
www.essexhighways.org/Transport-and-Roads/Getting-Around/Walking/Public-Rights-of-Way/Guides.aspx

Visitor Centre and Tearoom

Enjoy a wide selection of hot drinks including seasonal favourites like speciality lattes, luxury hot chocolates and mulled punch. We also serve a selection of hot food including delicious soups with roles, toasted teacakes and crumpets, as well as cream teas, sandwiches, ice creams and cold drinks.

Now open every day of the week, including all weekends and bank holidays.
1st Nov to Easter Holidays: 10am-4pm (Christmas holidays/weekends later closing times)
Easter holidays to Summer Holidays: weekdays 10am-4.30pm, weekends 10am-5pm
Summer Holidays and Summer Weekends: 10am-6pm

Toilets

Public toilets are available within the park, including disabled and baby changing facilities. We have a toilet block located within walking distance of each of the four car parks.

Park Mobility and Accessibility

You can borrow one of our 4×4 mobility scooters for free.

All you have to do to take advantage of this free service is:
1. Register with any Shop Mobility Scheme – they will give you the training for safe use of the scooters and insurance cover.
2. Ring the park to make a booking on 01277 261343, quoting your Shop Mobility Scheme Number.
3. Collect the All-Terrain Tramper Scooter from the Visitor Centre.

Your nearest offices to register for free are:
Brentwood Mobility Scheme 01277 219987
Chelmsford Mobility Scheme 01245 250467

Room Hire and Site Hire

Weald Country Park has an indoor meeting, function or training room for hire. We can also hire areas of the park for private use or events. Please contact us for more information and prices.

Weddings

If you are looking for the perfect venue to host your wedding then look no further than your local parks. You and your guests will be able to enjoy, relax and celebrate in our beautiful estates.

Birthday Parties

We run ranger led children’s birthday parties at Weald Country Park. These can be anything from fairy trails to bug hunting to bush craft! Please contact us for more information and prices.

Education

Let our Educational Rangers release your imagination and provoke creativity in outdoor classrooms across the county.

Location Map