Hockley Woods

Hockley WoodsCovering over 130 hectares, Hockley Woods are the largest remaining area of the wild wood, which covered Essex after the Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

The woods are a complex mosaic of different trees, each species growing where conditions are most favourable. Oak and sweet chestnut grow on the higher ground; birch on the most acidic soils; hornbeam on the wet clays; willow, hazel and ash along the streams.

Many of the plants in the wood, such as the wild service tree, wood anemone, wood spurge and cow-wheat will only grow on the undisturbed soils of ancient woods.

Hockley Woods have survived because they have been coppice managed as a valuable resource.

Access to the woods is unrestricted; there is a car park off Main Road (SS5 4RN). Details about charges at the car park are in the Related Content section.

A walk leaflet is available from the Council Offices denoting two way marked walks.

The gates to Hockley Woods will open at 7am and close at 6.30pm.

Woodlands Sales

All orders for Woodland sales are taken by Customer Services, for further information please telephone Customer Services on 01702 318111. Payment is accepted by card.

*Logs are out of stock at present

* Woodchip is out of stock at present

* Stakes out of stock at present

Item Cost Amount Available Delivery day

*Woodchips

£30 Delivered

Additional £5.00 delivery charge if the delivery address is over 5 miles from Hockley Woods

Cubic metre out of stock Wednesday - Friday

*Logs
 

£95 Delivered

Additional £5.00 delivery charge if the delivery address is over 5 miles from Hockley Woods

Half load

out of stock Wednesday - Friday

*Logs

 

£150 Delivered

Additional £5.00 delivery charge if the delivery address is over 5 miles from Hockley Woods

Full Load out of stock Wednesday - Friday
Rustic fencing stakes - 6ft Chestnut Pointed End Delivered or collected



1-49 stakes @ £2.75 per stake



50 + stakes @ £2.50 per stake
Minimum order 10 stakes out of stock Wednesday - Friday