Welcome to Davy Down...
Davy Down consists of around 32 acres of attractive landscape,
nestled amongst large modern developments. The site is currently
being actively developed as an area for public enjoyment by local
people to meet the wishes of the community. As a part of the Mardyke
Valley and Thames Chase Community Forest, the area provides a great
opportunity to explore and enjoy the countryside on your doorstep,
with links to Aveley and Bulphan along the Mardyke Way.
Latest from Davy Down...
Open Day Program can be found here. If you
have any ideas or suggestions for us please email the Warden
Our next open day is -
Wild About Nature
(click for details)
Make A Nest Box for Birds or Bees
Build a home for some of the wild creatures that
live at Davy Down. All equipment supplied. Suitable for all
ages with parents supervision.
Nature Art -
Come and join in
with some of our fun art sessions. Make a
sparkly dragonfly, a wild bookmark, a scaley snake badge.
Activities suitable for all ages.
Throughout the afternoon
pond dipping, a
wildlife safari in
the woods and
bug netting in the meadows. Look at your finds under our
the wild Creatues of Davy Down
Including snakes, lizards, fish &
our giant bullfrog. Get free wildlife advice from our
Bring your bicycles to
Davy Down and explore the hidden countryside of Davy Down
and the Mardyke Valley.
Sunday 8th June 12pm
In addition to the regular events the Pumping
Station will be staffed and open to the public every Thursday
afternoon between 1pm and 5pm.
FAQ updated to
include question -
Q. Who owns the horses on
the Mardyke Flood Meadows?
The horses grazed on the
meadows are nothing to do with Davy Down. Thurrock Council
leases the land to a grazier who oversees the horses. The
contact for the council officer who deals with this
arrangement can be reached via this