Getting to our woods
Our woods range from small copses to entire valleys and some are easier to get into than others.
We are working hard to improve both access and the information about getting to our sites. In the meantime, please read through the information below to help you plan your visit.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us - we have a friendly team able to get answers to your question. Simply phone 01476 581111 to speak to them.
Brown tourist signs are very expensive, so we haven't been able to signpost many of own woods, meaning it can often be difficult to find them. To help you, we provide maps of the wood and its surrounding area on this website, which you can print and take with you.
When you get to one of our woods, you might not even know it! Often we own sections of larger woodland and may have chosen not to spoil a beautiful wooded area by erecting signs in the middle of it. Also, some woods have been in our care for many decades and the original signs haven't fared well in the elements. We prefer to spend our supporter's donations on woodland conservation rather than constantly replacing and rebranding signage.
There may not always be paths and gates suitable for wheelchairs. In less visited places, the paths may not be as clear or easy to follow as you might expect. Please read the management plan (link at the top right of this page) for an audit of access in this wood.
Varies tremendously, from proper car parks that we own and manage, to roadside laybys that can accomodate one or two vehicles. Sometimes there is parking nearby at pubs and churches and sometimes there may be none.
A handful of Trust sites, and occasionally areas within sites, are not open for public access because of exceptional circumstances, including public safety concerns, donor wishes, the presence of sensitive wildlife and topography. The decision to close woods will always be made in the light of any relevant legislation.
We are working on tailored local information for each of our most popular woods, which will include:
- how to get there
- nearest facilities
- cycle routes
- getting around the wood
To plan your travel to this wood, please visit www.transportdirect.info
We are working very hard to get specific information for each of our sites onto this website. In the meantime, please contact us with any questions before your visit, or any helpful suggestions afterwards. You can use the link for each wood or phone our head office on 01476 581111.