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The Old Park


Grid ref: TQ 620 906 (click for o/s map)

Updated 25/08/2014

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An area of farmland lying between the two halves of Thorndon Country Park has been acquired by the Woodland Trust. Oak, ash, sweet chestnut and hornbeam have been planted and 84 acres have been sown with grass and wildflower seed, to recreate a parkland atmosphere


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.

Photo © Tony Gunton