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On Pitsea Mount (¼ mile) there is a viewpoint
overlooking the marshes, only the tower remains of the church which once stood on the mount.
The Thames Estuary Path passes Pitsea station.
A sanctuary for rescued horses, ponies and donkeys.
Tel. 01268 584603.
Open Apr-Sep, Sun & BH 1100-1600. Oct-Dec, Sun 1300-1600.
The marshes attract many birds including avocets, terns, redshanks and ducks.
Raised viewing mounds give views across the marsh. Admission free.
Open at all times.
www.rspb.org.uk | www.thelandtrust.org.uk
Walks and trails, bird watching hides, wildlife garden, village green with old buildings rescued from elsewhere in Essex,
displays on Basildon's history in the Green Centre, adventure play area, miniature railway (summer weekends and school holidays).
Visitor Centre with exhibition and café. Tel. 01268 208090.
Open Daily, see website for times.
www.wattylercountrypark.org.uk | www.basildonheritage.org.uk