GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chalkney Woods

1 miles (2 km)

This area of ancient woodland near Chappel is a lovely place for a peaceful stroll. There is a car park off Tey Road near White Colne where you can pick up the public footpaths through the forest. In the springtime there are lots of pretty bluebells to enjoy. Look out for wildlife including deer, blackcap and nightingale. As an alternative to driving to the woods you could walk from the nearby village of Chappel where there is a train station. It's a really pretty village with an impressive viaduct, pretty houses, a mill and views of the River Colne.
The Essex Way long distance walk runs close to the forest so you could pick this up to extend your walk.


CO6 2PH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Chalkney Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chalkney Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The woods are reachable on foot from nearby Halstead. You could follow the Colne Valley Path south east from the town to reach the woods. Just north of the town there's the wonderful Giant Redwood Grove to see in Broaks Wood.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Essex Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Chalkney wood - main ride - - 275321

Chalkney wood - main ride. This ride forms the boundary between the 2 ownerships in the wood - Essex County Council to the west (right) and Forestry Commission to the east (left).

Entrance to Chalkney Wood - - 246317

Entrance to the wood

Chalkney Mill - - 275319

Chalkney Mill located at the lower end of the wood, astride the river Colne. The mill dominates this landscape.

Coppice with standards, Chalkney Wood - - 4722954

Coppice with standards, Chalkney Wood


GPS Files

GPX File

Chalkney Wood.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Chalkney Wood.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)