You can take a walk through the ancient woodlands in Hockley or stroll through the countryside at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park. Visit the Rayleigh Windmill museum or explore the wildlife havens of Wallasea and Foulness Islands.
Recreational needs are fully catered for with leisure facilities, the Mill Arts & Events Centre, golf courses, fishing facilities and sailing on the Roach and Crouch rivers.
There is plenty for children and families to enjoy including annual events like Wild Woods Day and the Rayleigh Arts Festival. Weekly markets are held in Rochford (Tuesdays) and Rayleigh (Wednesdays) with a monthly farmers market in Rochford on the 1st Saturday of each month.
Walking tours of Historic Rochford and Old House tours are available from the Rochford Town Team - more details can be found on their website using the link below.
A wealth of interesting history and information about the District can be found on the Rochford District Community archive - link can be found below.