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Duck Wood (also known as Duck Wood Community Nature Reserve)9318

Brief Description

Duck Wood is ancient woodland once part of the extensive Forest of Waltham that covered much of Essex. Woodland paths run through the site, which has been managed as a community nature reserve since 1986.


Largely cleared by the C16th for agricultural use, pockets of woodland remain. Like other areas of woodland, Duck Wood retains its ancient name, which may refer to its many ponds or perhaps was a corruption of the word 'Duke'.

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Rail: Harold Wood. Bus: 174, 374, 496.


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust