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Explore Cely Woods
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.5/5)

Horse riders at Thames Chase Forest CentreSurrounded by the ancient Warwick and White Post Woodlands, Cely Woods is home to meadows, a small wetland and many newly planted native trees.

As one of our largest woodlands, it has an excellent network of paths - many of them all-ability - and is a rich habitat with numerous insects and flowers.  Try observing the wildlife from the wooden bridge that straddles the stream, dubbed the Common Watercourse.

You can also continue through to Belhus Woods Country Park via a safe road crossing on Romford Road, where you can grab some refreshments from the Visitor Centre.

To download a map of Cely Woods please click here

What do other visitors say?

2 Stars 2 Stars

Such a shame that the woods carpark is not opened every day. This week its not be available since Tuesday. I am sure the comission pay for a service which is not happening.

Anonymous, 3/Mar/2018

Due to staff shortages and severe weather most Forestry Commission car parks within the Thames Chase boundary were closed between Thursday 1st and Saturday 3rd March. Apologies for any inconvenience caused

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5 Stars 5 Stars

What time do the gates open and close on Warwick Lane?

Ben, 4/May/2017

Gates open at approximately 7am and close at dusk.

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I want to see some bluebells at their best. I went to Cely Woods last year and they were beautiful. Can't remember what day I went last year! It's 16/04/2017 today - does anybody know if the bluebells are already out and looking gorgeous?

Anne, 16/Apr/2017

Hi Anne - the bluebells will normally start appearing over the next couple of weeks. Community Ranger

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Last updated: 25th September 2017

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Postcode: RM13 9EW

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