DISCOVER: Donkey Wood & Brazil Mill Wood

In this stretch the River Crane has diverse habitats bordering the river channel. The river was altered to provide water power to mills for industrial processes from the 13th century. In the 16th century the upper Duke of Northumberland’s River was constructed to supplement water power in the river. This man-made river continues to link the River Colne to the River Crane, enriching the river with water from a chalk fed stream. The Roman road between Brentford and Staines would have crossed the River Crane in the area of Baber Bridge.

We are currently updating the map and leaflet to help you discover Donkey Wood & Brazil Mill Wood. Detailed directions of how to get there are given at the bottom of this page.

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How to get there ...

Donkey Wood and Brazil Mill Wood lie to the north and south sides respectively of the Staines Road at Barber Bridge. Click on the Location or Postcodes (below) for maps.

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  Donkey Wood TW14 0HD TQ 11250 74200
  Brazil Mill Wood TW14 0HD TQ 15125 73890