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Hainault Forest

A Woodland Trust wood
Romford

Hainault Forest

Size:
113.37 ha (280.14 acres)
Grid ref:
TQ473936
OS map sheets:
Explorer 174
OS Landranger 177
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Wood map

Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Information on site
  • Way marked trail
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Grassland
  • Autumn colour
  • Free car parking at site

Once a hunting forest providing venison for the King’s table, this beautiful ancient woodland is home to a wealth of wildlife and plant species. Together with the southern section, owned by the London Borough of Redbridge it forms Hainault Forest Country Park, the Redbridge section has a lake, petting zoo and orienteering course, makes it the perfect destination for a family day out. And it’s easily accessible from London.