One spark is all it takes to devastate our natural landscapes. Do not light campfires or single-use, disposable BBQs in the nation’s forests.
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

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

Activities at Boughton Brake

family cycling
Cycling at Boughton Brake
Orienteering compass
Orienteering at Boughton Brake
Walking trail at Forty Acre Piece
Walking at Boughton Brake

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 to discover, Birklands, near Edwinstowe, is a fantastic place to explore.

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. 

Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England