Grid ref: TQ 688 993 (click for o/s map)
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This ancient woodland has a mix of broadleaved trees, including sweet chestnut and hornbeam coppice. An attractive stream runs through the wood, with alder trees along its banks. It is a bluebell wood, and yellow archangel, wood sorrel and wood anemone can also be found.
It has a good range of woodland birds, including hawfinches.
From Chelmsford or from the A12 take the B1007 south towards Billericay. In Stock turn right by The Cock PH into Swan Lane. Swan Wood is on the right after 400m. Park in the layby on the left.
Buses from Chelmsford to Billericay pass through Stock.
Accessible at all times.