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

Opening hours

Open from 8am to dusk.


How to find us

How to find us
Folkes Lane Woodland, Upminster
Sat Nav Postcode: RM14 1TH
OS Grid Ref
TQ 577 895

51.582534887226, 0.27525597201031

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Folkes Lane Woodland.

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
01708 642964

Visit Folkes Lane Woodland – it’s well worth it for the stunning views alone!

Venture off the beaten track at one of London's hidden gems, tucked between the A127 and M25. Folkes Lane Woodland is based on what were previously arable fields grouped around a steep hill. From its top are vistas south over the River Thames to the North Downs and west across London’s Docklands and Canary Wharf. On a good day you can see as far as the O2 at Greenwich and the London Eye. Folkes Lane Woodland is the perfect place to escape and enjoy the quiet of the woods.

Its hillsides provide some fairly strenuous exercise opportunities whilst a small wet area for amphibians and a hilltop picnic spot provide the perfect stopping points to get your breath back.

Over 90,000 native trees are steadily growing on site, providing a welcome screen to the neighbouring M25 motorway.

At a glance

  • Panoramic views across London
  • Walking trails 
  • Cycling 
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

Cycling is a fantastic way to explore Folkes Lane Woodland and soak up the beautiful scenery. There’s an excellent network of paths providing you with a range of route options around the site.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at our picnic area, just bring along good food and company!

There are two picnic benches, one next to the car park and one along the walking paths. 

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Folkes Lane Woodland has an excellent network of paths, providing you with a range of route options around the site. There are regular benches alongside the paths providing opportunities to rest and take in the stunning scenery. 

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