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A view between slender birches of a leaf-covered stream leading through the Forest.


Postcodes for car parks near Birch Wood are:

Genesis Slade: CM16 7DR
Jack's Hill: CM16 7JW
Long Running: CM16 7JW​

Contact us

​Tel: 020 8532 1010

In an emergency, always call 999 first


​​Birch Wood is not an accessible area of Forest. Its car parks are uneven, non-paved surfaces and lack disabled bays. The area itself has unmade paths and trails only, with some steep slopes; and the area can be muddy.

Opening hours

​Birch Wood is always open


Birch Wood and surrounding Oak Hill make up a hilly swath of old coppice woodland that was once part of Theydon Estate - crossed here and there with streams, dotted with bogs and broken up with occasional meadow plains, it often makes for picturesque scenes.

Parking info and travel links

Getting here

Theydon Bois

The above station is 1 mile (1.6km) from Birch Wood.

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Free parking is available at Jacks Hill, Long Running and Genesis Slade car parks.

See our car parks page for more information.

Things to do in Birch Wood

Please note that whilst you can see into the deer sanctuary, no access is permitted.