Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Broaks Wood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

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How to find us

How to find us
Gosfield, Essex
Sat Nav Postcode: CO9 1UP
By Car

Off the A1017 north of Gosfield.

OS Grid Ref
TL 784 316

51.9525338, 0.5979254

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Broaks Wood.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Bird hide
Easy access trail

Contact details

Visit the most varied wood in Essex and see a unique Giant Redwood Grove, the world's tallest growing tree species

Broaks Wood is home to a unique variety of tree species and includes a spectacular example of a Giant Redwood Grove, the world's tallest growing tree species!

The majority of the wood is designated as an Ancient Woodland Site and is estimated to have existed since the end of the last ice age, 12,000 years ago. Woodbanks of an unknown date and specific wildflowers show evidence of its ancient woodland origins. Pottery sites from the 12th and 13th century have also been discovered in the wood.

The wood was purchased from the Courtauld Estate in 1956 and now has five miles of open paths for you to explore.

At a glance

  • Stunning Giant Redwood Grove
  • Walking trails
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