Former farmland planted by the Forestry Commission in 2003. To maintain the good views across the Ingrebourne marshes towards Hornchurch and Elm Park large open glades have been left between pockets of new planting, leading to the site name of Berwick "Glades". Skylarks nest in these glades and in the surrounding fields. 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.
Easy access along a well surfaced snaking path through this newly planted woodland interspersed with wild-flower meadows. Benches and picnic tables to rest a while. Spring flowers and Autumn colour have transformed this ex farmland.
8am – 7pm
Features of the park include:
- Site Area: 30 acres (12ha)
- Site Type: Public Access Woodland
- Site Users: Open to all
- Path Length Pedestrians and Cyclists: 1km
- Horse riders: Throughout grassed areas
- Parking: Parking is available at Berwick Woods, just a short walk from Berwick Glades.
- Picnic Tables
- Site Leaflet
- Nearest Train Station: Hornchurch/Rainham
- Nearest Bus Stop: 1.5km
- Bus Number: 165, 287
- Site Management Organisation: Forestry Commission
- Site Manager: Community Ranger
- Phone: 01708 642964
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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