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Explore Thames Beat - part of the Thames Chase Community Forest
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Within the Thames Chase Community Forest there are ten Forestry Commission woodlands, each offering visitors a great day out and place to relax, walk, cycle and play.

Berwick Glades

This small woodland, with its planted glades and wildflower meadows offers visitors great views of Ingrebourne Valley.

Bonnetts Wood

Bonnetts Wood provides a quiet haven off the beaten track. A great place for walking and wildlife watching.

Cely Woods

Cely Woods offers visitors an excellent network of trails and is home to a rich numerous insects and flowers. Great links to Belhus Woods.

Folkes Lane Woodland

Within this woodland you'll find waymarked walking routes, perfect picnic spots and stunning views. On a good day you can see as far as the Millennium Dome and the London Eye.

Harold Court Woods

This friendly sites offers easy walking and a place for visitors to relax. For a longer walk or ride, cross over to Pages Wood or Tylers Common.

Ingrebourne Hill

Walk the dog or jog, ride your horse or mountain bike, picnic or play, or just kick back and relax. You can do it all at Ingrebourne Hill. 

Mardyke Woods

Explore a variety of woodland paths in this ancient woodland or take the children to play in the two adjacent play areas.

Pages Wood

Pages Wood provides visitors with a variety of walking trails and safe off-road cycling for the kids.

Thames Chase Forest Centre

Visit Thames Chase Forest Centre for a day of walking, cycling, wildlife watching or adventure play. You'll also find a Visitor Centre with a cafe and shop to help you refuel after your adventure.

Tylers Wood

Go for a gentle stroll in Tylers Wood and see right across the Docklands and the City of London.

Did you know..?

That in partnership with the Forestry Commission and other organisations, the Thames Chase Trust's target is to plant 5.5million trees on over 2,000ha (5,000 acres) of land in the Thames Chase area by 2030.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

The Walk over Ingrebourne Hill is the most wounderful thing,its got me back out exersizeing. Very good for dog walker if they pick up there dogs stomach after them..This morning i see we have had fly tippers they have payed a visit to the car park in the disabled space to which i find totaly out of order.. It seems to me these people who commit this crime need to be cought and fast..PLEASE help to keep it clean and tidy.....

Patient Lady, 3/May/2012
5 Stars 5 Stars

Excellent area fr dog walking and picnics in the summer. I tried to contact you by phone about fly tipping. There is some paint, glass bottles and wood left in the Cely Woods car park.

Christine Croucher, 16/Mar/2012

I thought it was pretty good.

Barney the Dinosaur, 19/Oct/2009
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Dogs
  • Easy Access
  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre

Location

OS Grid ref: TQ584862

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Contact

The Thames Chase Ranger

01708 642964
thameschase@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am - 7pm
365 days a year

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