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 has lots of different trees, Oak and sweet chestnut, birch; hornbeam; willow, hazel and ash. 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.
Approximately 3.5 miles (allow 3hrs)
• The walk will not be suitable pushchairs
• Dogs allowed
• Hockley Woods opens at 7am and close at 6.30pm