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Ainslie Wood


Grid ref: TQ 377 921

Updated 31/12/2023.

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This small ancient woodland was once part of Epping Forest. The canopy is dominated by ancient oaks and it also has many wild service trees. Parts of the wood have carpets of bluebells in spring, along with wood anemones and lesser celandine. It has a good selection of woodland birds, including treecreepers.


In E4, between Chingford and Walthamstow. Access from Royston Avenue, Woodside Gardens or Ropers Road.

Highams Park rail/tube is about 400m away. Buses run along Winchester Road.

Accessible at all times.

Spring for bluebells and other early flowers.

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