Eggesford Forest

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Discover the historic importance of Eggesford Forest

Eggesford Forest is home to the very first trees planted by the newly created Forestry Commission in 1919 within Flashdown Plantation.

Since then, the forest has continued to gather mementos of the past with several commemorative tree avenues, and a granite stone unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1956 to mark the millionth acre of Forestry Commission planting.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Dogs welcome
  • Picnic area

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat at one of Eggesford Forest's picnic tables (found in the car park at Hilltown Wood). Just bring along good food and company!

Eggesford Forest comprises three main woodland blocks with a variety of walking.

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