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