Bush Wood is a predominantly wooded area consisting of about 13 hectares to the south of Bush Road and about 7.5 hectares to the north. To the south it merges into part of Wanstead Flats. Blake Hall Road forms the eastern boundary. The other boundaries are the road called Bushwood (a very pleasant road with many large houses facing the forest) and the newly opened (in 1999) Hackney Link Road. To the north are the gardens of the houses in Woodcote Road. There are three buildings that project into the wood. Two of these at the eastern edge by Blake Hall Road are Epping Forest keeper's lodges. The other, by Bush Road, is a Quaker Meeting House with a high brick wall surrounding its large garden. West of this wall the area is mostly grassland, but with trees along the edge of the wall and along Bushwood itself. Near the south end of the wall is a clearing which reaches into the centre of the wood, and there is another less-wooded area along the southern boundary running parallel to the tree avenue.
Bush Wood is part of the area covered by the Bushwood Area Residents' Association.