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Cely Woods


Grid ref: TQ 560 833 (click for o/s map)

Updated 10/12/2020.

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Cely Woods is former farmland surrounding the ancient woodlands of Warwick and White Post Woods, part of it planted up with mainly native broad-leaved trees.

Open meadows have been left between the plantings and support many wild flowers. Natural regeneration from the ancient woods has been encouraged and here an interesting flora has developed. Many butterflies and other insects are attracted in summer.

Running Water Brook crosses the site and an attractive small wetland has been created nearby.


Access from Romford Road north of Aveley. From Upminster follow Corbets Tey Road (B1421) south, turn right on to Harwood Hall Lane at the Huntsman & Hounds PH, then first left on to Aveley Road. About 1km down turn right into Warwick Lane and the car park is a short way down on the left. SatNav: RM13 9EW.

Half-hourly service from Romford to Lakeside via Upminster station runs along Romford Road.

Accessible at all times. Car park open dawn to dusk.

© Robin Webster