Broaks Wood

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Broaks Wood
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

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

How to find us

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

Parking and Prices

There are no parking charges at Broaks Wood.

Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Bird hide
Easy access trail

Explore Broaks Wood

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 by the Forestry Commission 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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