Eastbrookend Country Park
Grid ref: TQ 510 860 (click for o/s map)
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This extensive country park was created on land between Dagenham and Hornchurch damaged by gravel extraction, opening in 1995. It has a number of lakes and ponds and groups of trees have been planted which are now maturing.
Eastbrook Grove to the south houses the visitor centre and has several large water bodies, where ducks, grebes and coots nest. The eastern section, adjoining The Chase nature reserve, has a heath-like character.
Signposted off Dagenham Road which runs south from Rush Green Road (A124 Upminster–Hornchurch–Dagenham). SatNav: RM7 0SS.
District line tube to Dagenham Heathway and then bus 174 to Rush Green; or 15-minute walk from Dagenham East station via the footpath alongside the chemical plant.
Accessible at all times. Car parks open dawn till dusk.
Call the Eastbrookend rangers on 020 8595 4155.