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Group Visits:Group Visits at Northey Island

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Northey Island

Northey Island


Northey Cottage,
Northey Island,


Small island in the Blackwater Estuary with a large area of undisturbed salt marsh.
Site of special scientific interest. Site of the Battle of the Maldon in AD991. Guided tours by prior arrangement.

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Map reference: TL 881062  Lat: 51.72304 Long: 0.72250

By road
South of Chelmsford on the A414, 1 mile southeast of Maldon on the B1018

By cycle
National Cycle Network Route 1 is open between Harlow and Maldon, via Chelmsford, on quiet lanes. Please note: bikes are not permitted on the island

By bus
Service 31, Chelmsford train station-Danbury-Maldon-Maylandsea, stops opposite entrance to the island

By ferry
Navigable waterway from the River Blackwater to Hythe Quay. If you wish to apply for a mooring within the Maldon District, please complete the mooring application form on Maldon District Council website; please read the mooring regulations prior to completing the form. No public mooring on Northey Island

By train
Chelmsford train station 10 miles