Walking at Great Wood

Beautiful and varied walking in the Quantock Hills

Great Wood has an extensive network of roads and rides to explore. Or follow the waymarked Red Walk for a family-friendly meander through some of Great Wood's most scenic spots.

Look out for majestic Douglas firs, which are some of the tallest trees in England. The tallest is just over 50 metres - higher than 11 double decker buses. You will also pass through some ancient oak woodlands, which look particularly spectacular in the Autumn.

You may spot some red and roe deer through the forest and may also hear the ‘kronk’ of ravens’ overhead.

Trail information

Great Wood, Adscombe Lane, Over Stowey, Bridgewater, TA5 1HN
Follow the red waymarkers.
Grade - Moderate
Trail Length
The Red Walk is 2 miles (3.2 km)