Fruits of the Forest
We sell a range of produce which comes from the Forest: award winning venison (in season), firewood from our coppicing programme, and sawn planks from larger hardwood trees which have been felled.
Award Winning Venison
Our fully sustainable, responsible and ethical deer management plan allows us to provide premium quality wild venison. This is available through the season (Sep to Feb) in a range of joints, diced for casseroles, and as burgers and sausages, fresh and frozen. Buy from the Forest shop, or call us on 01279 870678 to purchase directly.
In 2015, this venison won the National Trust Fine Farm Produce Award.
" The venison was very well presented with a subtle aroma and flavour"
We also have a set of nine recipe cards, providing a range of options for transforming your vension into an exciting dish.
There’s nothing like the warmth of a roaring log fire on a chilly winter evening.
Our logs and kindling come from hardwood trees, harvested from the forest as a by-product of our coppicing operations. The logs are then left for two years before being cut, so are well dried. This gives a product which is more environmentally sound to use in wood burners and open fires, as it produces less harmful particulate emissions.
You can order seasoned firewood, cut to size, and for local delivery only, from September onwards. Please ring the estate office (01279 870678).
The cost is £95 for a load of logs and £5 for a bag of kindling. Delivery is free within a 5 m radius and £10 within a 10 m radius of the estate office (Takeley, Essex CM22 6NE)..
We have a range of sawn timber arising from felling hardwood trees in the forest, including oak, ash and hornbeam, as planks and posts, in a range of sizes.
This is available from the Estate Office (01279 870678) throughout the year