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 starts with the Annual Easter Egg
Hunt. If you
have any ideas or suggestions for us please email the Warden
Our next open day is -
Between 1 – 4pm.
Sunday 12th April
The Easter Bunny is leaving a trail of
clues all around the
countryside that lead to a pile of Easter
Can you collect the clues and solve the
Suitable for the whole family. Children under 16 must
be accompanied by an adult.
Also on the day:
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. Get free wildlife advice from our
Bring your bicycles to
Davy Down and explore the hidden countryside of Davy Down
and the Mardyke Valley.
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