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).
'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.'
Ashridge Estate, Dacorum
'With 2,000 acres of mature woodland to explore you can while away the hours amongst our magnificent beeches and mighty oaks.'
Ashridge Boundary Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
'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.'
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Gravesham
'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.'
'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.'
Around and About, Bristol
'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.'
'Highgate Wood is 28 hectares of ancient woodland. It is a haven for wildlife and provides numerous easily accessible and scenic woodland trails.'
Wendover, Aylesbury Vale
'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.'
Studley Royal Deer Park, Harrogate
'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 ...'
Dalraddy, Kincraig, Inverness-shire
'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.'
'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.'
Oakfield Drive, Carrickfergus
'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.
Selling Station, Swale
'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.
'This diverse landscape on the edge of the Peak District celebrates its natural, cultural and industrical heritage with grit and charm.'
'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.'
Broxbourne Woods North / South Walks (Nos 26 and 27) [Brookmans Park Newsletter]
'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.'
Burnham Beeches, South Bucks
'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).'
Around and About, Castle Point
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.
Chopwell Wood, Gateshead
'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.'
Corstorphine Hill, City of Edinburgh
'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.'
East Sutherland, Sutherland
Leaflet prepared by Highland Birchwoods on behalf of East Sutherland Woodlands.
J C Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, Sheffield
'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.'
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