Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Boughton Brake is open from dawn to dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Boughton Brake is located approximately ten miles east of Mansfield.

Brake Lane, Nottinghamshire
Sat Nav Postcode: NG22 9HQ
OS Grid Ref
SK669697

53.22015, -0.99950366

Parking and prices

Parking is available in small laybys around the wood.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Dog bins and litter bins are present at each corner of the wood.

Information boards are placed at two corners of the wood; one in the north and one to the south.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Explore the winding footpaths and beautiful views of Boughton Brake, near Mansfield

Boughton Brake provides a great place to explore with an extensive network of paths and tracks. There are also plenty of benches located throughout the wood where you can stop and take in the natural beauty.

Check out the orienteering course and go on a hunt for the posts!

The wood is not suitable for horse riding but a bridleway does run along the western side of the wood and can be used to get from Walesby to Boughton.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Cycling 
  • Orienteering
  • Dog walking

Things to do

Cycling is a fantastic way to explore Boughton Brake and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Try your hand at orienteering, a map reading challenge for all levels.

The aim for everyone is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. If you are a little more competitive the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time.

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

A surfaced trail network is located in the south of the wood taking in the pond and part of the beech avenue. If you are a more adventurous walker, you may come across the red pond too!

Nearby forests

Views from Ollerton Pit Woods, Nottinghamshire

Once a former colliery site, Ollerton Pit Wood now boasts a wild strawberry walk, nesting water birds and a whole host of thriving wildlife and different plant species. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area and depending on the time of year you visit, you may see butterflies and dragonflies while flower lovers can expect to enjoy bee orchids and birds foot trefoil.

Woodland path running through trees

With an extensive path network, varied history and special wildlife its a fantastic place to explore. Why not get out and walk the Thynghowe Trail and investigate some local history along the way?

Shirebrook Wood on a winter morning

With its mixture of mature broadleaf woodland, newly planted trees, large open meadows and a scenic wetland valley, Shirebrook Wood offers something for everybody. 

This reclaimed colliery site provides home to a variety of wildlife including songbirds, small mammals and plenty of butterflies. On a warm summer’s day you may even be lucky enough to spot the Dingy Skipper butterfly as you explore the wood! 

Leaves turning orange at the start of autumn

Located near the villages of Blidworth and Rainworth, Boundary Wood is a young woodland with newly planted broad-leaved areas as well as conifers that tower above a beautiful wild-flower meadow. 

Wander the range of surfaced paths that criss-cross through the wood, or explore the SUSTRANS national cycle route that passes through connecting you to Sherwood Pines in the north or Haywood Oaks in the south. 

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