The woodland here is a real pleasure to walk through with the dog, shady in sunshine, and with a dappled glow on duller days. It's a country park with good facilities and well-maintained and accessible paths. The nearest town is South Ockendon in Essex.
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CurlycatGreen 30 Points
A gem worth stopping for
Beautiful, easy walking through woodland and around a lake with easy access for dogs who like a dip (but watch out if they like to chase ducks/geese as they were out sunning themselves on the grass by the lake when we arrived). Dogs can be off-lead, no problem. There is a rather impressive children's play area and some picnic tables near the car park with a cafe offering basic drinks and very respectable toilet facilities. We couldn't help but notice how friendly everyone was - clearly South Ockendon is a very nice place to be!
Edited: 2nd March 2020. 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.