Find Warley Place

Find Warley Place

By Car

The entrance to Warley Place is 2 miles from Brentwood High Street on the B186, i.e. the road leading south out of Brentwood past the railway station. It is on the junction with Warley Road (which leads to Harold Wood), easily identifiable by the war memorial on an island and the Thatchers Arms public house. When driving from Brentwood you may wish to go round the island owing to the bend at that point that restricts sight of oncoming traffic.
The entrance is via the wooden barred gate alongside the Thatchers’ car park. Please drive through and park in the reserve car park, which is a hundred metres along the drive.

Route Planner

If you have a satellite navigation system just set it to post code CM13 3HU. This should be Great Warley Street. If requested, enter house number 1. Do not use the pub car park unless you are intending to go in for a drink or a meal.

There is limited parking space on the reserve so we would ask large groups of people attending to share cars where possible and to contact Mick Hedges (01277 231367), Fiona Agassiz (01277 230436) or John Cannell (01277 217236) to ensure their visit does not clash with another large party.

By Bus

The number 269 bus runs past Brentwood Railway Station but the service only operates approximately every two hours so you will need to check the timetable before using it.

Groups and illustrated talks

If you wish to take a party round Warley Place please contact Mick Hedges (01277 231367), Fiona Agassiz (01277 230436) or John Cannell (01277 217236). 

If you would like someone to give an illustrated talk on Warley Place/Ellen Willmott please contact Olive Baldwin (01277 373240).

To Join Essex Wildlife Trust

If you are not a member and wish to consider joining Essex Wildlife Trust find out more here.


Alternatively ask at any of the Essex Wildlife Trust visitor centres, the nearest sentres are at Thorndon Country Park, Bedfords Park, Chafford Gorges, Hanningfield Reservoir, and Langdon.

Important Information

Please Note - Warley Place is a Nature Reserve and dogs are not allowed past the car park into the reserve itself.

There are no toilet facilities on the site.