Savernake Forest

Visitor information

Discover ancient trees and a mosaic of habitats in this historical forest

Located south of Marlborough, Savernake Forest is rich in history and has lots to explore. It is a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well as a registered important historic park, making it the perfect forest for an exciting and educational day out. 

The history of the forest goes back for a thousand years or more. Its long history of human management has created an outstanding legacy of old trees, rich landscapes, and diverse habitats. One of the country's oldest trees, the Big Bellied Oak, is very noticeable on the side of the A346.

Help us protect the forest from wildfire - please do not light BBQs, fires, or camp stoves in the forest.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Ancient trees
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Whether you're a seasoned naturalist or enthusiast amateur it's easy to take part, just start recording wildlife on your next visit...

Download the free iNaturalist app before you...

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our beautiful picnic areas, just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any...

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

There are a variety of surfaced and non-surfaced paths...

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