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Explore Berwick Glades
(Average user rating: 3 unrated 3/5)

pike lane, 18th oct 07Formally farmland, this small site with its planted glades and wildflower meadows, provides excellent views of the Ingrebourne Valley, especially towards Hornchurch and Elm Park.  A real vista to recharge the batteries!

It is a well connected site too with public footpaths linking it to both Hornchurch and Berwick Woods. Just over the River Ingrebourne via a pedestrian bridge, is Hornchurch Country Park and the Ingrebourne Marshes. 

Parking is available at Berwick Woods, just a short walk from Berwick Glades.

 To download a map of Berwick Glades please click here.

What do other visitors say?

3 Stars 3 Stars

Nice walks but rubbish all over the car park and in the wooded area loads of tin cans and rubbish.

Terry, 23/May/2016

Hi Terry. The Forestry Commission does not manage the car park and woodland adjacent to Berwick Glades. I will pass your comments onto Tarmac who manage the car park and Berwick Woods. Scott - Community Ranger

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5 Stars 5 Stars

This is a nice open space and it is hard to believe you are on the edge of London, with the adjoining Hornchurch Country Park and Ingrebourne Hill you can have a good couple of hours walking here. It is a shame that it is difficult to cycle or walk to nearby Belhus Woods. The traffic zooms along the aveley road making cycling a bit daunting and there does not seem to be any footpaths. Are there any plans to connect these open spaces or is there anything an individual can do to campaign for a link?

Tony, 5/Jan/2016

Hi there - thankyou for your comments about Berwick Glades. We are pleased you enjoyed the links to Hornchurch Country Park and are working with other organisations to increase access between the network of greenspaces in the local area.

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1 Star 1 Star

Really disappointed when we drove into the car park, rubbish was everywhere. Went in anyway and walked back out as the entrance and all by the map of the woods were bags of dog poo. The place desperately needs tidying and placing of bins by the entrance as we did not see any at all.

Anonymous, 28/Jun/2015

Thank you for your comment. The car park at Berwick Woods does not belong to the Forestry Commission, this is owned and managed by a private company called Tarmac. Please contact them at

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Last updated: 10th August 2016

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