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Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Cely Woods is open from 8am to dusk.

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How to find us

How to find us
Aveley, Upminster
Sat Nav Postcode: RM14 2TF
By Car

Cely Woods lies to the West of Belhus Woods Country Park, between Romford Road, and Warwick Lane. There is a small car park accessed from Warwick Lane.

OS Grid Ref
TQ560834

51.526981944852, 0.24822235107422

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Cely Woods. 

Contact details

Surrounded by the ancient Warwick and White Post Woodlands, immerse yourself in the meadows, wetlands and native trees of Cely Woods

As one of Thames Chase's largest woodlands, Cely Woods has an excellent network of paths and is a rich habitat with numerous insects and flowers. 

The wildlife across the wetlands is a year-round treat. Try observing it from the wooden bridge that straddles the stream and see what you can spot! 

You can also continue through to Belhus Woods Country Park via a safe road crossing on Romford Road, where you can grab some refreshments from the Visitor Centre. 

These woods are named after the Cely family, who bought part of the land in 1492 and moved here to escape the bubonic plague then ravaging London. A collection of 240 of the family’s business and personal letters, known as the ‘Cely Papers’, is the largest collection of its kind. It has provided historians with numerous valuable insights into the life of a late medieval merchant family!

At a glance

  • Walking
  • Cycling 
  • Horse riding 
  • Dogs welcome
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