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Explore Berwick Glades
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.2/5)

pike lane, 18th oct 07Formally farmland, this small site with its planted glades and wildflower meadows, provides excellent views of the Ingrebourne Valley, especially towards Hornchurch and Elm Park.  A real vista to recharge the batteries!

It is a well connected site too with public footpaths linking it to both Hornchurch and Berwick Woods. Just over the River Ingrebourne via a pedestrian bridge, is Hornchurch Country Park and the Ingrebourne Marshes. 

Parking is available at Berwick Woods, just a short walk from Berwick Glades.

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What do other visitors say?

Hi, Went to visit Berwick Glades 20/10/2017 at 10:30 hrs and found the gate to be locked. Assumed perhaps a fly-tipping incident was the cause but after then parking at Hornchurch C.P. and walking through to Berwick Glades we found that it was reasonable clear. Is there a reason for the closure?

A suggestion for that particular car park is to erect bollards with a limited width restriction approx. 30mtrs from the road to stop lorries and large vans etc entering. Also erect a couple of bollards at the pedestrian access to the glades from the car park, as I have seen vehicles drive on the parkland and race round it. Tyre tracks still visible. Many thanks.

Will, 20/Oct/2017

Hi Will. Berwick Woods and the car park on Berwick Pond Road are managed by Tarmac. The Forestry Commission only manage the neighbouring Berwick Glades. Community Ranger

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

i find this area has an excellent level of biodiversity, although recently this has been marred by scramblers riding in this area.

roger, 16/Oct/2016

We are aware of this issue and are investigating ways in which we can tacle this behaviour. We would advise anybody witnessing motorcycles or quads to call 101

Forestry Commission Response
3 Stars 3 Stars

Nice walks but rubbish all over the car park and in the wooded area loads of tin cans and rubbish.

Terry, 23/May/2016

Hi Terry. The Forestry Commission does not manage the car park and woodland adjacent to Berwick Glades. I will pass your comments onto Tarmac who manage the car park and Berwick Woods. Scott - Community Ranger

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Last updated: 25th September 2017

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Postcode: RM13 9EJ

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