GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Parndon Wood

1 miles (1.5 km)

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.


CM19 4SF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Parndon Wood Conservation Centre - - 400605

Parndon Wood Conservation. Centre Parndon Wood nature reserve has a small conservation centre, and a marked walk through the woods.

Parndon Wood - - 400614

Parndon Wood footpath

Walk in Parndon Wood Nature Reserve - - 4203683

Walk in Parndon Wood Nature Reserve in autumn

View from hide, Parndon Wood Nature Reserve - - 4203687

View from hide


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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