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

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 7am - 10pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 7am - 10pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 7am - 10pm
Thursday
Opening hours 7am - 10pm
Friday
Opening hours 7am - 10pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 7am - 10pm
Sunday
Opening hours 7am - 10pm

How to find us

How to find us
Adscombe Lane, Over Stowey, Bridgewater
Sat Nav Postcode: TA5 1HN
By Car

From the A39 at Nether Stowey, follow the brown tourist signs marked Ramscombe.

By Public Transport

The nearest bus stops to Great Wood are Over Stowey, Church (Service First 23B) and Marsh Mills, Cross Roads (Service Hatch Green Coaches 18). Great Wood is approximately a 10-15 minute walk.

OS Grid Ref
ST179378

51.13206333517, -3.1900898626097

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply at Great Wood.

You can now use RingGo* at Great Wood which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.

Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:

1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.

And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

*There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

 

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 2 hours £1.00
All day £2.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £4.00

Coaches - £6.00

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 3
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Social distancing measures are in place for the toilet block. Please keep 2 metres from other people and be patient with other site visitors.

For a quieter forest experience, we recommend planning your visit for early morning (before 10.00am) or in the evening (after 4.00pm). The forest is usually less busy on week days.

For more information about Great Wood to help you plan your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

Enjoy a leisurely stroll, go on a long-distance horse ride or discover the forest by bike

A stunning site in the Quantocks, Great Wood is the perfect spot to enjoy a family picnic.

Spend some time exploring the nooks and crannies of Great Wood and admire some majestic Douglas fir along the two mile red walk, which is ideal for families. 

Bring your bike and head out into the forest for a leisurely cycle. We don't have waymarked cycle routes but there are plenty of bridleways and forest roads to explore on two wheels, or on horse back.

At a glance

No BBQs, fires, or camp stoves
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