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Fordham Hall Estate

A Woodland Trust wood
Fordham, nr Colchester

Fordham Hall Estate

204.96 ha (506.47 acres)
Grid ref:
OS map sheets:
Explorer 184
OS Landranger 168
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Wood map

Features and attractions

  • Information on site
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Grassland
  • Wetland
  • Free car parking at site

A gift from an anonymous donor, the Fordham Hall Estate is eastern England’s largest woodland creation site. Around a quarter of a million trees have been planted alongside the meandering River Colne on what was once arable farmland. Alongside young woodland there are also flower-rich meadows, which are awash with colour during the summer months.