Woodland Walks

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www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/things-to-do/walking/

Visits to the Website557
Overview

Many walks described within their woodlands. If you do not have a specific area in mind, perhaps best to 'Search the Woodland Trust' using keywords such as path, trail, walking, etc: 'All of our woods are free to visit'. You could also download the PDF detailed guide Visit Woods - A Walk in the Woods produced in conjunction with the Scottish Paths For All Partnership (though the "Visit Woods" Website itself seems no longer accessible).

Walks described here by
Country/Region
Views of 'Full' Record1190

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ancient_woods_in_England

Visits to the Website93
Overview

'This list of ancient woods in England contains areas of ancient woodland in England larger than ten hectares. The list is arranged alphabetically by ceremonial county.'

Walks described here by
Country/Region
Views of 'Full' Record253

Ashridge Estate,

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate/things-to-see-and-do/

Visits to the Website799
Size (acreage)2000
Overview

'With 2,000 acres of mature woodland to explore you can while away the hours amongst our magnificent beeches and mighty oaks.'

Walks described here by
See also

Ashridge Boundary Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1363

Kelty,

scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/blairadam

Visits to the Website173
Overview

'Three enticing trails wind through Blairadam Wood, an attractive mix of mighty spruces and colourful beech woodland. William Adam, the noted Scottish architect, built Blairadam House here in the 1730s and landscaped the surrounding estate. He also built pits to extract coal.'

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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record455

Cobham Wood and Mausoleum,

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cobham-wood/

Visits to the Website485
Overview

'The managed wood pasture at Cobham is historically significant as it is considered by many to be the closest type of landscape in lowland Britain to that which existed in prehistoric times. Set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) the site is also classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the rarity of the wood pasture habitat.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record2486

Around and About,

www.commonwoods.org.uk/the-woods

Visits to the Website211
Overview

'There are 14 Commonwealth Woods in and around Glasgow ... a legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games for generations of people to enjoy.'

Description from

Commonwealth Woods

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record539

www.finlaystone.co.uk/woodlands/

Visits to the Website117
Size (acreage)140
Overview

'There are approximately 140 acres of woodlands at Finlaystone, including trees which are estimated to be well over 400 years old. The Estate has several trails of varying degrees of length and difficulty. Some are accessible with a pram or small children. All are designed to lead you through the varied environment and landscape in the Estate.'

Description from

Finlaystone Country Estate

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record744

Around and About,

www.forestofavon.org.uk/wro.html

Visits to the Website159
Overview

'A magical mixture of green-spaces in and around Bristol - a green belt of ancient woodlands, new tree plantations, reclaimed teak garden furniture, walking routes, historical sites and places of outstanding natural beauty.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record413

Highgate,

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/highgate-wood/visitor-informat...

Visits to the Website255
Size (acreage)70
Overview

'Highgate Wood is 28 hectares of ancient woodland. It is a haven for wildlife and provides numerous easily accessible and scenic woodland trails.'

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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record437

Wendover,

www.chilternsaonb.org/explore-enjoy/interactive-map.html#695

Visits to the Website118
Size (acreage)800
Overview

'Open access woodland site managed by the Forestry Commission. It is situated on the edge of the Chilterns escarpment and is a great place to take the family, with lots of trails, a cafe, children's adventure playground, a fitness trail.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record416

Studley Royal Deer Park,

www.aislabiewalk.org.uk

Visits to the Website549
Distance (miles)18
Overview

'During the mid 18th century William Aislabie owned estates at Studley Royal, Laver Banks and Hackfall. He and other members of the Aislabie Family created a picturesque landscape to delight their guests and transported them by carriage and on horseback through this sublime countryside on byways and tracks ...'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1118

Dalraddy, Kincraig,

www.newtonmore.com/things-to-do/immediate-vicinity/walking/the-badenoch-way.html

Visits to the Website601
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'From Dalraddy to Ruthven near Kingussie, the Badenoch Way winds through native woodland offering magnificent views of Highland glens, mountains, and rivers, with diverse wildlife abundant, including red squirrel, osprey, swans & deer.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1828

Balkello Community Woodland,

scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/balkello-community-woodland

Visits to the Website403
Overview

'Tranquil woodland with fresh air and sweeping views, just a couple of miles from Dundee.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1189

Creetown,

www.creetown-walks.co.uk/balloch-wood-paths.asp

Visits to the Website423
Overview

'The woodland follows the course of the Balloch Burn from the hills west of Creetown to the Cree Estuary.  Linear in shape, and several kilometres long, it offers a range of walks through a richly varied woodland of Larch, Oak, Scots Pine, Beech, Italian Alder and other species.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record815

Oakfield Drive,

www.walkni.com/walks/17661/oakfield-glen-and-bashfordsland-wood/

Navigate the Website>>> Oakfield Glen and Bashfordlands Wood [PDFs]
Visits to the Website337
Overview

'Bashfordsland Wood attractions include an outdoor gym, orienteering course, sculptures trail, three wildlife ponds. When on the path network take a look at the native trees, wildflowers and wildlife such as bull finch, meadow pipits, sparrowhawks, and buzzards. Oakfield Glen can be accessed from Bashfordsland Wood.' Note that I have replaced the Link here as the original seems unavailable.

Description from

Carrickfergus Borough

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record915

Selling Station,

www.theblean.co.uk/visiting-the-blean/

Navigate the Website>>> Walking
Visits to the Website441
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'Circular walk through one of the largest and most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in England. The Walk, combined with 18 new interpretive panels is part funded by Heritage Lottery and the Kent Wildlife Trust and has been developed by the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership as a member of the Blean Initiative.

Description from

The Blean Initiative

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1186

Stocksbridge,

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blogs/woodland-trust/2013/11/broadleaf-magazine/

Navigate the Website>>> Beaten Track Walks >>> Bitholmes - South Yorkshire (PDF]
Visits to the Website526
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'This diverse landscape on the edge of the Peak District celebrates its natural, cultural and industrical heritage with grit and charm.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1803

Broxbourne,

www.walkingclub.org.uk/book_3/walk_168/

Visits to the Website222
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'A strenuous walk through the Spital Brook valley into Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve and an assortment of ancient and wild woods and diverse woodland setting.'

Walks described here by
See also

Broxbourne Woods North / South Walks (Nos 26 and 27) [Brookmans Park Newsletter]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record603

Acle,

www.norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk/norfolk-trails/short-and-circular-wa...

Visits to the Website284
Overview

'Developed since the 1990s on land owned by Norfolk County Council, the walks use Public Rights of Way and permissive paths. There are a variety of walks to suit all abilities, ranging from 1 mile to several miles, and this includes a number for wheelchair and mobility vehicles.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1034

Burnham Beeches,

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/burnham-beeches-and-stoke-comm...

Visits to the Website336
Overview

'There are three self-guided trails for visitors to explore in the Beeches: The Sensory Trail (1 mile); The Geology Trail (2 miles); The Historical Trail (5 miles).'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record856

Around and About,

www.castlepoint.gov.uk/woodlands

Visits to the Website439
Overview

Daws Heath Woodland  Three ancient woods beside the A127

Thundersley Common One of the finest surviving heaths in Essex

Shipwright’s Wood Discover the beauty of this hidden wood.

Thundersley Glen  An open woodland once used for charcoal burning.

West Wood  Explore this ancient wood which once belonged to the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record807

Chopwell Wood,

www.forestry.gov.uk/chopwell

Navigate the Website>>> Chopwell Walking Leaflet [PDF]
Visits to the Website355
Size (acreage)890
Overview

'Chopwell Wood really is a wood for everyone. This 360-hectare mixed woodland is a real gem, set right on the fringe of Gateshead. Miles of paths allow fantastic access, walking and cycling into the heart of this fascinating woodland.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1196

Corstorphine Hill,

www.corstorphinehill.org.uk/self-guided-walks.html

Visits to the Website402
Overview

'The "woods" is the local name for the hill, the almost total tree-cover of its upper parts indicated by the darker green on the map. It is criss-crossed by numerous formal tracks and informal paths ... However there are as yet no signs or way-markings through the woods, so finding one's way is a case of map-reading or being on a guided tour.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1727

East Sutherland,

www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/file/1085/east_sutherland_s_top_ten_woodland_walks

Navigate the Website>>> East Sutherland's Top Ten Woodland Walks [PDF]
Visits to the Website152
Overview

Leaflet prepared by Highland Birchwoods on behalf of East Sutherland Woodlands.

Description from

The Highland Council

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record423

J C Graves Woodland Discovery Centre,

www.sheffield.gov.uk/out--about/parks-woodlands--countryside/trees--woodlands/wo...

Visits to the Website175
Overview

'There are over 15 kilometres of paths and bridleways, which offer some wonderful walks. These include an "Easy Going" trail suitable for the less able bodied and wheelchairs.'

Description from

Sheffield City Council

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record404

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