Many people may wonder where Gusted Hall Woods are. They back on to The Keddies Estate, aka The Lawn Rochford. Don’t go into the well fenced off area as they do paintball here and you might get shot! You may come across Bluebell Wood with it’s thick blue carpet in spring. Take a camera and get some terrific shots! They also link up with Hockley Woods, and Grove Woods. In fact you can walk from Hockley to Eastwood by cutting through this area, flanked by oil seed rape fields of golden yellow.
Access to Gusted Hall Woods is just off the Main Road Hawkwell near Potash Nursery. You will see a long straight road heading up into the fields, this is Gusted Hall Lane, Postcode SS5 4JL. Just follow this, and you will find limited parking at the end of this road. Walk straight down the main path through the trees, and turn left as soon as you walk over a bridge and stream.
This will take you past a nature reserve area, and on to a recently created lake! Dogs love to swim in the lake but please be on guard if there is excessive weed as dogs have become tangled up in it. New bridleways link this area to Cherry Orchard Way.
Enjoy exploring Gusted Hall Cherry Orchard Park and Nature Reserve, Hockley Woods!