Activities at Friston Forest

Road Works will impact access to Butchershole Car Park over the coming weeks. The site should remain accessible from the North OR the South.
Equestrian Event on 30th September using bridleways in the Northern section of the forest.

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Activities at Friston Forest

BBQ ALice Holt Food
Picnics and barbecues at Friston Forest
Family on bike ride in the forest
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Friston Forest
Two horse riders in high vis and helmets on a forest path
Horse riding at Friston Forest
Orienteering compass
Orienteering at Friston Forest
Young family walking through the green forest
Walking trails at Friston Forest

Nearby forests

Forest floor covered in bluebells at Abbot's Wood

Located near Polegate, Abbot's Wood is a great place for a stroll at any time of year, with walking trails, a medieval lake, play area, barbecues and picnic tables.

Autumn Leaves

Come and explore Birchden Wood, south of Royal Tunbridge Wells, it's a perfect day out for families, walkers and climbers. Harrison's Rocks, a sandstone crag owned by the BMC, are right next door and Birchden makes the perfect spot to escape out of the city and into the woods. 

Children running woodland path, Whinlatter

Part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located east of Horsham, St Leonard's Forest isn't short of fascinating history. 

Legend has it that a French hermit once lived here in the sixth century. He famously fought and killed a dragon in the forest and it is from him, St Leonard, that the forest takes its name! 

Visit the forest to immerse yourself in the cultural history, discover rich wildlife and take a peaceful woodland walk. 

Thin trail running through conifer woodland

With around five miles of hard surface road and great networks of unsurfaced tracks, Hemsted Forest makes for a great day out, whatever the season!

The forest houses a mixture of conifer and broadleaf woodland and is rich in different bird species.


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