Chafford Gorges Nature Park
Nature Tots is back!
Come along to our weekly pre-school group every Tuesday at Chafford Gorges from Tuesday 1st October.
Take a look at our events page below for further details.
Know before you go
Parking informationFree on site car park
Various routes around the round the gorges.
Some routes around the reserve are wheelchair friendly. See reserve map at Warren Gorge entrance.
When to visit
Opening timesThe visitor centre is currently closed. The reserve is open via the footpath entrance.
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
Chafford Gorges nature park offers 200 acres of green space for wildlife and people of Chafford Hundred. A network of pathways take you around the lakes, meadows and woodland. You can get up close and personal with the wildlife, history and geology of the site. The park is within walking distance of Chafford Hundred railway station. If you have more than one dog, they must all be on a lead. Maximum of four dogs allowed. At Lion Gorge, all dogs must be on a lead.
January 2019: Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) has made the very difficult decision to close their trading business, comprising of a café and small shop, at the Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre. The visitor centre will continue to be an important part of EWT’s activities, with staff based at the site prioritising our main charitable aims of Educating and Conserving nature. The trading element of our visitor centres is an addition to our charitable aims to financially support our main charitable works. As this was no longer a viable option, the regrettable decision was taken. The visitor centre is currently closed to the public and there is no access to the toilets.