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A remote island in the Blackwater Estuary and cut off at high tide, visiting Northey's a unique pleasure.
Northey was to become the oldest recorded battlefield in Britain when Viking raiders used the island as a base during the Battle of Maldon in AD991, an encounter also mentioned in England's earliest known poem.
Today the island's a little more tranquil, but crossing the causeway at low tide is still an exhilerating experience. A peaceful haven for wildlife, we're a bird watchers paradise and an excellent spot for twitching. In winter our pastureland becomes home to 5,000 Brent geese, along with redshank and plover.
Access is by arrangement only; please call 01621 853142 to arrange a visit.