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Parndon Wood Nature Reserve

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Free for general walks, charges apply for organised activities and events.

Opening Hours:

Bank Holiday Mondays - 11am till 4pm

Tuesday- Closed

Wednesday- 11am till 4pm

Thursday- 4pm till 8pm

Friday- 11am till 4pm

Saturday- 9am till 4pm

Sunday- 11am till 4pm

Bank Holidays- 11am till 4pm



Parndon Wood Nature Reserve
Parndon Wood Road
Essex CM19 4SF


Phone: 01279 430005


Parndon Wood is situated on the southern outskirts of Harlow, on Parndon Wood Road. 

Recorded as a woodland for at least 900 years, the reserve is a haven for flora, fungi, birds, minibeasts, small mammals and deer.  Visitors can follow the guided trail around the wood or simply enjoy the surroundings.  There are observation hides to sit quietly and watch for deer, or birds setting down by the ponds.

The wood offers a fully accessible conservation centre, a laboratory, informative displays and a reference library for those who wish to know more. During school holidays and at other times, activity sessions are run for children and young people.

This is a beautiful and peaceful place to wander whether on your own, with family or with friends.  With over 50 acres of beautiful oak and hornbeam woodland, come and explore the natural wildlife, make nest boxes and meet the rare species!

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