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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

Thames Chase Peacock ButterflyBonnetts Wood is off the beaten track providing a quiet haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Paths circle blocks of young trees while the often flowered wet meadow and the small boundary stream offer opportunities for quiet nature watching.

Bonnetts Wood TC extensionIn 2012, the site was doubled in size to 33.6 hectares. Working in partnership with Ingrebourne Valley Ltd, the Forestry Commission restored a former landfill site next to Bonnetts Wood, adding new paths, benches and thousands of new trees and shrubs. 

Over 800 of these new trees were planted at a cBonnetts TC tree plantingommunity tree planting day in February 2013 (right).

The extension is open to the public from the older part of the site, while access at other points to and from the new area is still in development. In the future, there will be a road crossing point providing access to Berwick Glades and Berwick Woods.

Parking is available in Parklands, off Park Farm Road, and Bonnetts Wood entrance is directly opposite the car park.

To download a map of Bonnetts Wood please click here

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Lovely, quiet park.

We tried to walk from Parklands Open Space to Hornchurch Country Park via Bonnetts Wood and Berwick Glades and were disappointed that the crossing still isn't open. Do you have any update as to when it will be ready? Thanks

Susan, 17/Jul/2016

Thankyou for your comment. The crossing is still in its developmental stages but operations to connect the sites are expected to begin within the next couple of years. Community Ranger

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Last updated: 10th July 2018

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