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Chigwell Row Wood

39ac/15.6ha  LNR

Grid ref: TQ 463 929 (click for o/s map)

Updated 10/12/2020.

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Once this fragment of woodland in Chigwell Row was part of the Royal Forest of Essex, like Hainault Forest on the other side of Romford Road. It contains hundreds of veteran hornbeam pollards plus a number of ancient oaks. Like all ancient woodlands it is important for insects, and particularly those that depend on dead wood.


South of the junction of Lambourne Road (B173) and Romford Road (A1112), Chigwell Row, and accessible from both roads.

The nearest tube station is Grange Hill, which is about 15 minutes walk along Manor Road/Lambourne Road.

Accessible at all times.

© Glyn Baker