Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood

Explore Essex's second largest area of common land after Epping Forest, a survivor of a lost way of life

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Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood

Things to see and do 

A shot of Blakes Wood in spring

Blakes Wood to Lingwood Common walk 

Find your way to Lingwood Common on this easy-to-follow walking trail. Enjoy some great views over the Essex countryside and peaceful spots within the woods.

View of beech trees at Frithsden beeches with a broken pollarded beech branch in the foreground

High winds in the Essex countryside 

During the winter months when we see more high winds and storm events we ask that you walk in the open spaces away from the trees.

Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood

What's on 

Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood

Our work

The sun shines on autumn leaves at Danbury Commons

Managing Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood 

See what we get up to in autumn and winter to conserve the commons and woods.

Danbury Commons Essex Living Landscape Volunteers

See what we do here 

Find out how we care for the lowland heath, ancient coppice woodland and ponds of Danbury Commons, Essex