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Blakes Wood

Blakes Wood

Contact

Essex Ranger team

01245 227662

Address

Riffhams Chase,
Little Baddow,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM3 4AU

Details

Blakes is an ancient woodland - there have been trees here for around 1,000 years and to this day it's a working woodland. Trees are cut down and allowed to re-grow. Plants have adapted to grow with this cycle (called coppicing); making use of the light when the trees are felled and biding their time between. The huge variety of plants that grow here that make Blakes such a special wood. The trees, as they re-grow, make an ideal place for songbirds to breed. A visit to the wood in spring will not only provide a feast for the eyes when the bluebells are in flower, but you may also hear nightingales singing from the coppices.

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Map reference: TL 775064  Lat: 51.72875 Long: 0.56899