This lovely nature reserve in Harlow has a 1.5km nature trail to try. It's located on the southern outskirts of the town and consists of ancient woodland, 3 bird watching hides, a large pond and a conservation centre. It's great for wildlife with deer, squirrels, and various woodland birds to look out for. You can enjoy refreshments in the centre after your walk.
Two long distance walking trails run past the reserve. You can pick up the Forest Way and the Stort Valley Way to further explore the area. For example you could follow the trail south west and visit Epping Forest and Waltham Abbey.
PostcodeCM19 4SF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Parndon Wood Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Parndon Wood Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Parndon Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Parndon Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Harlow Walk starts from the nearby Harlow Town train station and uses part of the Stort Valley Way to explore the river and the pretty Pishiobury Park in Sawbridgeworth. There's also a nice riverside pub at the end of the walk to visit.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Essex Walks page.