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image for Forest or Woodland item typeHockley Woods

Forest or Woodland, free entry

Hockley Woods

Hockley Woods

Contact

External Services admin team

01702 546366

Address

Main Road,
Hockley,
Essex,
SS5 4RN

Details

Covering over 130 hectares, Hockley Woods are the largest remaining area of the wild wood, which covered Essex after the Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

The woods are a complex mosaic of different trees, each species growing where conditions are most favourable. Oak and sweet chestnut grow on the higher ground; birch on the most acidic soils; hornbeam on the wet clays; willow, hazel and ash along the streams.

Many of the plants in the wood, such as the wild service tree, wood anemone, wood spurge and cow-wheat will only grow on the undisturbed soils of ancient woods. Hockley Woods have survived because they have been coppice managed as a valuable resource.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Open all year

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 4 Jun Wild Woods Day

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 833923  Lat: 51.59971 Long: 0.64588

By Road:
There is a car park off Main Road, Hockley, next to The Bull Public House (SS5 4RN).

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted