Green - middle distance: 1 1/2km, 35mins
Black - longest route: 1 3/4km, 45mins.
If you visit the site you may see some of the following:
- Insects - Wood Ants: Look out for the large mound shaped nests made by the wood ants, they can reach several feet wide.
- Birds - Green Woodpecker: There are many green wood peckers at Hartswood as wood ants are one of their favourite foods. Listen for their loud, laughing call.
- Flowers - Bluebells: In May you are likely to come across a mass of bluebells. Lily of the Valley: In June you may find the even rarer woodland flower, Lily of the valley. This plant only grows wild in a few semi-natural ancient woodlands such as Hartswood.
- Trees - Sweet Chestnut: The Romans brought these trees with them for food, so follow in their footsteps and gather the nuts in October.
Text from: http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=1267
Accessible at all times
Features of the Park include:
- Site Area: 29 Hectares, 73 Acres
- Site Type: Semi-Natural Ancient Woodland
- Site Users: Public Access
- Path Length: 3.2km (Accessible - 1.2km, Rough - 0.6km, Unsurfaced – 1.4km)
- Parking: At King Georges Playing Field – Charges Apply
- Site Leaflet: Yes, Free from Brentwood Tourist Information Centre & Brentwood Council Offices
- Nearest Train Station: Brentwood – 1.5km
- Nearest Bus stop: 0.6km
- Bus Number: 268, 565, 750
- Site Management Organisation: Brentwood Borough Council
- Phone: 01277 312500
- Email: email@example.com
Hartswood Road, Brentwood
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