Franks Wood consists largely of coppiced hornbeam – where trees have been cut on a regular cycle to provide a sustainable timber source. A new bridleway heads eastwards from the southeast corner of the Wood, giving access under the M25 and then northwards towards Warley and Brentwood.
Franks Wood is owned by Essex County Council. According to the British History Online website it gets its name from Frank Scotland who owned land here in the 13th Century and also gave his name to the Manor of Warley Franks. The wood is dissected in two by the railway and is classified as a “Site of Importance for Nature Conservation”.
Information from: http://www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/Green%20Belt%20Way/gbw_13.htm
Accessible at all times
Features of the Park include:
- Site Type: Public Access Woodland
- Path Length: 1.3km (unsurfaced)
- Nearest Train/Tube: Upminster – 4km
- Nearest Bus stop: 1km
- Bus Number: First London 951,
- Site Management Organisation: Essex County Council
- Site Manager: Essex Country Parks
- Phone: 0345 603 7624
- Email: email@example.com
Franks Wood, Upminster, Greater London RM14
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