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Beautiful spot

What an idillic place to have so close to such a busy part of Essex. Although the carpark gets... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boyd R
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Walk on the wild side

A beautiful ancient woodland. Lovely place to walk with your dog. Lots of different paths. Great... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Sue T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an idillic place to have so close to such a busy part of Essex. Although the carpark gets very busy on a weekend the area is so large that once you’re in the woods you barely see another person. Mostly dog walkers like us....More

Thank Boyd R
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

A beautiful ancient woodland. Lovely place to walk with your dog. Lots of different paths. Great childrens playground. Plenty of parking. Look out for pop up cinemas!

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Parkrun every Saturday morning. Good for clearing out the Friday night hangover. Also a nice place for a stroll, although let down by some careless dog owners leaving dog cr*p on the parth or hanging the dump bags from trees. Lovely!

Thank richieboy2008
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Went today via 'gusted hall land'. Had a perfect picnic with woods behind us and a view of the farmland. Had a lovely walk in the woods after. A peaceful, relaxing and cool way to spend a hot day!

Thank HannahRoseMarie
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Took the dog to Hockley woods last night, beautiful sunny evening. The woods were looking at their best, incredibly quiet just saw one runner. Was surprised to see deer in the woods, one near the Hawkwell side, and one in the western end of the...More

1  Thank AndyCHawkwell
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Quick visit but plenty for everyone to enjoy here dogs,children are all made welcome.Plenty to see and do parking is free on Sundays

Thank Mr Paul J
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Hockley Woods is very peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful countryside to explore especially when the bluebells are in season and the sun is shining

Thank Janie B
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We back on to this wonderfull wood , it is maintaned so well. Paths are always well surfaced and usuable in even the worst weather. A Saturday morning Park run leaves the Carpark at 9.00 am Saturday moring ( all ages and abilities welcome). Lots...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Nice easy paths, clear signage so you don't get lost and interesting to walk round. Toilets at the entrance which looked well maintained but you need some change for the parking

Thank Rushy44
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Lovely place for a morning or afternoon stroll any time of year. Great enclosed park/play area for the children.

1  Thank LisaT32
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Response from 1xmaturecouple | Reviewed this property |
The woods are probably about a mile from the station. You can catch a bus from the station, (opposite side of the road) a number 8 to the woods or if you walk to the next bus stop towards Hockley, you can catch a 7 or an 8... More