Little Belhus Country Park

A new country park being developed in South Ockendon, Essex

86 hectares of former gravel pit and landfill site in South Ockendon, is now being developed into a new country park.

The previous 'landscaping' of this site carried out at the end of the landfill operations in the mid 1970s, consisted of just a thin covering of soil and no planting. The depth of the top soil is now being substantially increasing and new hedgerows, trees and wildflowers planted. New ponds and reed beds are also being created. The finished areas have been opened up to the public.

Volunteers are welcome to join in the work at Little Belhus Country Park.

January 2017. Local scouts and volunteers planting a new hedgerow alongside the M25 in the South Field at Little Belhus. October 2016. Wochaduna Waters looking lovely with the new planting and reeds now well established. June 2015. Looking north at what will eventually become reed beds. (ref point D) October 2014. An aerial view of Little Belhus. June 2015. Looking west across the central lake. (ref point J)

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