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

Opening hours

Kinsley Wood is open 365 days a year, from dawn to dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Kinsley Wood, Knighton
Sat Nav Postcode: LD7 1DT
By Car

The turning for this wood is difficult, only approach from Knighton. The turning into the wood and up to the car park is on the left-hand side as you travel from Knighton on the A488.

OS Grid Ref
SO295736

52.354663124539, -3.0479063853847

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Kinsley Wood. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Located above Knighton and close to the Welsh border, visit Kinsley Wood for stunning views across Wales

The trees you see here (mostly Larch and Douglas Fir) were planted in the 1950s when the need for home-grown timber was high after WWII. You can now enjoy the woodland by following the forest road on a circular stroll or having a picnic at the benches overlooking Knighton. 

The wood is full of folklore and stories, so pick up a leaflet at the Offa's Dyke Visitor Centre on West Street in Knighton for more information.

The initials ER can be seen in the autumn on the northeastern and southwestern slopes of the wood. The trees were planted in honor of the Queen's coronation in 1953.

At a glance 

  • Walking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome 

 

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat at Kinsley Wood. Just bring along good food and company!

Picnic tables can be found next to the car park and at the viewpoint. 

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Walking in Kinsley Wood is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

The woodland has a variety of public footpaths and forest roads that you can explore. 

Nearby forests

group mountain biking through autumnal trees

Hopton Woods is the home of mountain biking in Shropshire. Come and test yourself out on the warm-up loop before heading into the wood on our harder trails.

All the trails at Hopton are largely unsurfaced, so the way they ride changes according to the weather and the season. Please ride within your ability (and that of your bike) and with appropriate safety gear. 

Bury Ditches summit plaque

Dating from about 500BC, Bury Ditches is home to one of the best-preserved hill forts in the country! Located near the town of Clun in the Shropshire Hills Area of Natural Beauty, Bury Ditches isn't short of stunning views, ancient history and blood-pumping walks. 

The climb up to the hill fort is steep but the views are worth it!

Visitors looking for a level walk can follow the forest road from the car park, past the barrier to a bench and a view.

Wapley Hill Wood car park

Come and walk and enjoy the beech trees, discover the hillfort and have a tasty picnic at Wapley Hill Wood. 

You are welcome to walk anywhere in this woodland but we ask horse riders and cyclists to keep to the surfaced tracks to prevent the smaller paths becoming impassable for those on foot.

Mortimer Forest Black Pool

Come and escape in Mortimer Forest! Straddling the Shropshire and Herefordshire border this thousand hectare forest is a perfect place for some breathing space.

Although originally made up of ancient royal chases and deer parks, the forest we see today was largely planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s. It was named after the Mortimer Family, Norman Lords who held power over the region for some 300 years.

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