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Wat Tyler Country Park (Basildon)

Wat Tyler Country Park is a popular country park at Basildon in Essex, at the Pitsea end of the town.

The main entrance is in Pitsea Hall Lane.

The park covers 120 acres, with meadow, scrub woodland, ponds and coastal marshland. It is managed with an emphasis on natural conservation.

As well as craft shops, historic buildings, marina, miniature railway, bird hides and children`s adventure play areas, the park also contains the Motorboat Museum.

It is named after Wat Tyler, the leader of the 14th century Peasants` Revolt. Although he came from Kent, the revolt began just down the road at Fobbing.

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