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

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?

4 Stars 4 Stars

The forest is looking lovely with the bluebells in full bloom. What time does the car park close on Warrick Lane?

Brenda, 26/Apr/2018

Hi Brenda. The car parks are currently being closed at 8pm - some signage still needs to be updated to reflect the new closing times

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a beautiful walk yesterday at Cely Woods with our greyhounds. We want to go back when the bluebells are out, but not sure when they will be out this year

Tina, 16/Apr/2018

Hi Tina. The bluebells are out now - generally towards the end of April

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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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Last updated: 10th July 2018

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Postcode: RM13 9EW

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