Northey Island

The closest you'll get to true wilderness in Essex

More about this place

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

Things to see and do at Northey Island 

Having arranged access, 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.

View of beech trees at Frithsden beeches with a broken pollarded beech branch in the foreground

High winds in the Essex countryside 

During the winter months when we see more high winds and storm events we ask that you walk in the open spaces away from the trees.

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.

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Northey Island

Our work

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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.