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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... 

The 2014 Open Day Program can be found here. If you have any ideas or suggestions for us please email the Warden on stephenmitchell@davydown.org.uk


Our next open day is -

Family Nature Fun Day

Make A Bat or Bee box -

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

Join Steve for pond dipping, a wildlife safari in the woods and bug netting in the meadows. Look at your finds under our fantastic video microscope.

Meet the wild Creatues of Davy Down

Including snakes, lizards & fish. Get free wildlife advice from our resident expert. 

Bring your bicycles to Davy Down and explore the hidden countryside of Davy Down and the Mardyke Valley.

Sunday 12th October  12pm to 5pm.

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 email address.