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Woodland Management Walk

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Discover the history and legacy of the woodland through it’s early management through to the current area of modern woodland management techniques.

Ever wonder how the woodland came about? Or its history and how it was created through the years and how it was developed for agriculture. This walk will take you back in time to when Edward North Buxton saved Hainault forest. Explaining why he came to save the forest and why. We’ll also look at woodland management practices used and modern day methods of managing the forest. 

Dogs are welcome but may have to be kept on a lead  in some parts of the woods. 

Possibilities that pathways could be muddy and rutted so no guarantee of access. This walk is not wheelchair accessible due to the ground and steep slopes in the woods. 
The meeting point is Hainault Forest Visitor Centre located just beyond the second car park What3Words location:

Various dates available.

Price: £5 payable on the day or online, please book your ticket by emailing us. Donations to support the management of our woodlands are always welcome.

Location: Woodland Trust Visitor Centre, Hainault Forest, Fox Burrow Road, Chigwell, IG7 4QL.

Access: Walks are across uneven, unsurfaced ground and are not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Walks are about 3km up moderate slopes and occasionally narrow paths. All walks are suitable for children aged five and up who are confident to attend a walk of about 90 minutes.

Parking: There is a large car park at the Fox Borrow Road entrance, which is close to the visitor centre. Please be aware this is a pay-and-display car park, payment is required. What3Words location: water.spaces.unwanted. Grid reference TQ 47628 92631.


  • : £5.00

Contact Details

Gareth Chalmers
[email protected]
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