Map Ref: TL 820 175 Rickstones Road, Witham
This is an ancient wood with small-leaved lime, hornbeam, ash, elm and coppiced hazel. Occasional work parties take place throughout the winter involving coppicing hazel to benefit wildlife and increasing the abundance of woodland flowers such as early purple orchid. Parts of the wood are relatively unmanaged giving a distinctively "wild wood" appearance.
It has been designated a Local Wildlife Site through the Essex Wildlife Sites Project (reference number Bra172 Tarecroft Wood).
Some of the coppiced hazel has gone to Hadleigh Country Park to be used in the creation of an Anglo Saxon Roundhouse.