Norsey Wood is a mixed coppice woodland covering an area of 65ha (165 acres) and consists of a variety of habitats because of the different underlying geology. It has a history that goes back some 4000 years and this, together with the richness of its wildlife, makes this site unique.
The Wood has been designated a Local Nature Reserve, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Leaflets about the various aspects of the Wood can be purchased from the Information Centre, where the Interpretation Room has interactive guides on wildlife in the Wood and an overview of the history of this ancient woodland, suitable for all ages.
Norsey Woodland Crafts based in Billericay, Essex are makers of traditional woodland products from sustainable sources; firewood suppliers and BBQ charcoal makers.They are passionate that their products are coppiced locally, made locally and sold locally.
Opening times and facilities
The wood is open to pedestrians 24 hours a day 365 days a year. There are entrances in Outwood Common Road, Break Egg Hill, Norsey Close, Deerbank and Norsey Road.
Car park opening times:
|April 1st to October 31st||06:00 – 20:30|
|November 1st to 31st March||06:00 – 18:30|
Car park entrance is on Outwood Common Road.