Northey Island

The closest you'll get to true wilderness in Essex

Northey Island

Things to see and do

The brown sign marking the site of the Battle of Maldon in 991

Things to see and do at Northey Island 

Cross the causeway to the island at low tide (or arrive by boat at high tide) and discover the oldest battlefield in Britain, listen to the bird calls, and savour the sense of solitude.

Northey Island

What's on 

View of the causeway across the Blackwater Estuary to Northey Island, Maldon, Essex, at low tide.

What's on at Northey Island 

Join us on Northey Island for our annual Castaway event. A weekend of camping in July to experience this wild Essex island.

Upcoming events

Castaway on Northey Island 2017

Fri 07 Jul 2017
Join us on Northey island for a camping weekend away from it all
Northey Island

Our work


Northey Island - planning for the long term on the coast

Northey Island may be the site of the oldest recorded battlefield in Britain, but today it's also an internationally important haven for birds. As we face the challenges ahead with sea-level rise and climate change, your support is helping us to plan for the future.

Looking across the newly recharged salt marsh with pioneer plants colonising the bare sediment

Northey Island - Fit for the future 

We've been learning how to work with nature and not against it.