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

Opening hours

Oversley Wood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us

Oversley Wood is on the south side of the A46 between Alcester and Stratford-Upon-Avon. There is no parking available at the woods but you can walk here directly from Alcester via the Arden Way through Oversley Green.

Horse riders and cyclists are also welcome in the woods, but please stay on the bridleways and hard stone forest roads.

Oversley Wood, Haselor, Alcester
OS Grid Ref

52.20855341292, -1.8396520614624

Parking and prices

There is no parking available at Oversley Wood but you can walk here directly from Alcester via the Arden Way through Oversley Green.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

You can access Oversley Wood from Alcester via the bridleway in the northwest corner of the woodland. From here, explore the woods by following the fire road, a 4km circular route, or investigate its many green rides.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4935

Located to the west of Stratford-upon-Avon, visit Oversley Wood to walk around beautiful ancient woodland

Oversley Wood is bursting with wonderful wildflowers. In spring, discover a carpet of bluebells that cover the woodland floor and in autumn, take in the rich colour of the ancient trees, it's a treat for your eyes throughout the year! Interesting flora can also be found along the wide paths and there is an ancient coppice in the heart of the wood, making for a great wildlife spot.

Follow one of the circular walks to explore the wood, or visit the viewpoint for views to North West Alcester.

Please note: There is no parking available at Oversley Wood.

At a glance

Forest operations are taking place at Oversley Wood and access is limited. Please use the path from Oversley Green.
18/05/2022 15:12
There is no parking available at Oversley Wood
18/05/2022 15:12
Dogs welcome
18/05/2022 15:13

Things to do

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

A circular route runs the perimeter of the woods. 

Nearby forests

Pink and white foxgloves

Whether walking or riding, Hay Wood is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax.

As a peaceful ancient woodland site there is a great diversity of wildlife to look out for; foxgloves, bluebells, birds, butterflies, rabbits and Muntjac deer are just a few you could encounter.


River severn

Visit Shrawley Wood to see a spectacular display of bluebells in April and May.

Overgrown beech woodland

Arley Wood provides a quiet setting for a pleasant woodland walk in the Warwickshire countryside. 

The wood is part of a PAWS (planted ancient woodland site) restoration project, which means that it will become a native broadleaf woodland once again.

Winding path through the mature woodland

Wyre Forest is the largest woodland National Nature Reserve in the country and can be found to the west of Birmingham.

Explore the arboretum to find the unusual Whitty Pear and don't forget to refuel in our on-site cafe. Our Go Ape course will keep the kids (and adults!) entertained and we've even got a dog wash on-site to keep your pooch pampered.

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