Visitor information
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

51.526981944852, 0.24822235107422

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Cely Woods. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Contact details

Activities at Cely Woods

Families enjoying cycling in the forest
Cycling at Cely Woods
Adult in The British Horse Society high vis walking a child on a horse
Horse riding at Cely Woods
Woman walking dog through the windy paths in winter forest
Walking at Cely Woods

Nearby forests

Sun setting behind silhouetted trees

Named after the Bonnetts family who farmed these fields as part of their Central Farm from the 1920’s, Bonnetts Wood is now the perfect place to relax and unwind. 

Flower meadows, small streams and native trees provide the ideal setting for quiet nature watching, connected by a network of paths winding through the area.

Pond side path on open grassland

Come and roam the planted glades and wildflower meadows of this ancient farmland. You will be rewarded with excellent views of the Ingrebourne Valley, especially towards Hornchurch and Elm Park with an impressive hilly South Essex skyline in the distance.

Long grass on the edge of a woodland with bright blue skies

Mardyke Woods was already well established when the Romans first arrived here in 54BC and is therefore well deserved of its official status as an Ancient Semi Natural Woodland!

There's a variety of woodland paths for you to explore, two adjacent play areas for your active little monkeys and is convenient for the nearby Mardyke Way riverside walk, where you can connect up with the Davy Down Urban Riverside Park.

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Thames Chase Forest Centre & Broadfields offers lots of features and bags of room for an exciting family day out.

The Thames Chase Trust runs the Thames Chase Forest Centre, providing the perfect venue for a quick snack or wholesome lunch, as well as the opportunity to purchase local crafts and gifts. Among the Thames Chase Forest Centre buildings, you can still see the original 17th century Essex Barn, stables and farm house.

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