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M11 Junction 8 dog walk in the forest, Essex



Over a thousand acres of ancient woodland, with several car parks, cafe and limitless picnic spots. This is a great place for a doggiestop in the summer, less good in winter as the car parking is limited (soggy fields).

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Report review Maztill - Driving with Dogs


Green 140 Points
21 September 2023

Good walk

Lots of open space so good to stretch legs.

As it’s National Trust for a short stop a bit pricey if you are not a member.

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Pink 276 Points
05 September 2022

Great wooded area for dogs

The National Trust are now allowing you to turn up without booking and the cafe was open on a Monday (when many other places are not).

Always a pleasure to walk the dogs here. Children love the shell house and the ducks and swans on the water.

Report review ArnieDog - Driving with Dogs


Green 27 Points
08 August 2020


This place promised to be perfect on our return trip from Norfolk. Arrived to find pre-booked tickets only - boy were we disappointed! Had to make do with the nearby services...

DwD - it would have been a great choice. Unfortunately many National Trust sites are insisting on pre-booked tickets for just the car park and there is no overall policy on this.

Edited: 29th February 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate.