Chalkney Wood near Coggeshall Location map


  View of Wool Street, Chalkney Wood near Coggeshall, Essex, England   Wool Street, Chalkney Wood.

This ancient trackway is considered to be part of an old route from Colchester to Cambridge. Although this track was used by the romans, which they called Via Devana, it was in existence long before that.

 

 

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  View of Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus) near Coggeshall, Essex, England, Coggeshall   Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus).

The wood consists mainly of oak, lime, ash, birch, sweet chestnut and a few hornbeam.

The position of the car park is shown on the location map (link above).

 

 

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  Photograph of a path through the Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus) in Chalkney Wood near Coggeshall, Essex, England   One of the many paths through Chalkney Wood which, generally, are wide with a good surface in dry weather.

The path from the entrance by the car park (lay-by) can be used with an ordinary wheelchair (non-powered) although tree roots running across the path surface in places can be a little tricky but not impossible. Entrance is via a kissing gate which is big enough for a wheelchair with pusher to negotiate.

The effort is worth it, however, as the bluebells were stunning when we were there in late April.

 

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  View of Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus) near Coggeshall, Essex, England, Coggeshall   Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scriptus).

 

 

 

 

 

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