At Harold Court Woods the walking is easy, the pace is relaxed and there’s often someone about to stop and chat to – it’s a friendly community green space.
Stroll around the 3.3km of surfaced paths, or make the most of 2.6km of cycle paths and 1.3km of bridlepaths. Stretches of woodland and grassland rise to 150 foot at its highest point where a sculpted wooden seat offers a comfortable and stylish view west, across London. Keep walking along this trail through Ivy Lodge Lane and you can safely cross over to Pages Wood, for a further 6.5km of walking or cycling (additional 2.2km for horses).
Over 40,000 trees have been planted here including an ‘Apostle’s Circle’ where ten horse chestnuts ring a central tree to represent Christ and his disciples.
The site has its own car park and is easily accessed from under the mainline rail bridge on Harold Court Road.
What do other visitors say?
1 StarAnonymous, 2/Jun/2014
access to the bridleway is dangerous to both riders and drivers due to lack of visibility because foliage is overgrown. Also the Bridleway that runs parallel to nags Head Lane is so overgrown it has caused injury to many riders, some horses and left clothing and safety equipment of riders damaged!!!! We have contacted the Forrestry commissioin and they have advised that Havering Council are responsible for this area
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your comment. Please note that this issue has been raised with Havering Council, as the bridleway is not managed by the Forestry Commission. Clare, Community Ranger.