The Thames Chase Community Forest provides a rich mosaic of woods, nature areas and public open space. It is landscaped for wildlife, recreation and education.
The forest incorporates:
- Oakwood and Ash Plantation
- Davy Down Riverside Park
- Mardyke Valley
- Belhus Woods Country Park
- Broom Hill
- Low Well Wood
- Millard’s Garden
- Brannett’s Wood
- Hangman’s Wood
The forest is ideal for walkers and some parts are suitable areas for horse riding.
The visitor centre is open 10am to 5pm weekdays and weekends during the summer and 10am to 4pm in winter. Features include:
- car parking for £1
- a café
Thames Chase is 1 of 12 community forests in England. Its aim is to improve the landscape and enhance the natural environment through tree planting.
The forest covers 40 square miles through Havering, Thurrock, Barking and Dagenham and Brentwood local authorities. The project is managed by the Thames Chase Trust, mainly through volunteers.
For more information, go to the Thames Chase Community Forest website.