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60ac/24ha  SSSI

Grid ref: TQ 604 923 (click for o/s map)

Updated 25/08/2014

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In the 17th century this ancient woodland, now managed by Brentwood Council, was owned by diarist John Evelyn. A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), it has towering oaks and sweet chestnut trees and small streams lined with ferns


South of Brentwood, just west of the A128, which runs from Ongar through Brentwood to join the A127. The main entrance to Thorndon North is off The Avenue, which links the A128 and the B186 (Brentwood–South Ockendon). The entrance to Thorndon South is off the A128 just north of Halfway House.

Brentwood railway station is about 2km (via Hartswood and Little Warley Common) from Thorndon North. Buses from Brentwood Town Centre run to Eagle Way, Warley.

Accessible at all times.

Photo © Tony Gunton