Norsey Wood

Norsey Wood is a captivating local nature reserve located on the outskirts of Billericay. 

Plan a visit to Norsey Wood and immerse yourself in the beauty of this local nature reserve. Whether you're seeking a tranquil walk, a family picnic, or an opportunity to observe wildlife, Norsey Wood offers it all. Explore the enchanting trails, learn about the history, and make lasting memories in this captivating natural haven.

Visitor Centre and facilities

Norsey Wood has a visitor centre where you can learn more about the reserve, its wildlife, and conservation efforts. Knowledgeable staff members are available to answer any questions you may have. Facilities include:

  • Car parking (parking is limited so please walk into the woodland from street access points)
  • Toilets
  • Woodland craft events and special activities and open days are run throughout the year for schools and visitors
  • Picnic areas
  • Nature Trail
  • Easy access trail

Walking Trails

Norsey Wood offers a network of well-maintained walking trails that allow visitors to explore the diverse natural beauty of the reserve. These trails are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.



Norsey Wood has a fascinating history that spans centuries. The wood has been managed by the Basildon District Council since 1986. Its origins can be traced back to the medieval period when it was part of a larger forest called Hainault Forest. Today, Norsey Wood stands as a protected area, preserving its natural beauty and providing a sanctuary for wildlife.

Opening Times

Norsey Wood is open to the public throughout the year. The reserve follows the following opening times:

  • Summer (April to September): 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Winter (October to March): 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please note that these opening times are subject to change, and it's recommended to check the website or contact Norsey Wood for any updates before your visit.

Contact details

Where is Norsey Wood?

The address for Norsey Wood is below:


Outwood Common Rd,
CM11 1HA

For any inquiries or further information, you can contact Norsey Wood using the following details:

Norsey Wood Nature Reserve Map