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

Opening hours

Savernake Forest free to explore 365 days a year.

Postern Hill car park is open daily 8.00am - 7.00pm  (except Christmas Day). Please note that there will be no access for public vehicles on Tuesday 4 January 7.30am - 4.00pm.

Toilets are open from Easter until the end of October half term.

How to find us

How to find us
Postern Hill, Savernake Forest, Marlborough
Sat Nav Postcode: SN8 4ND
By Car

Via M4, at junction 15 take the A346 through Marlborough, Savernake Forest is accessible from there onwards.

OS Grid Ref

51.410519815421, -1.7156535387039

Parking and prices

Parking is available at Postern Hill. There are no parking charges. 

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

Toilets are open from Easter until the end of October half term.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Activities at Savernake Forest

Wryneck bird
Forest Find | Savernake Forest
Group having picnic forest of dean
Picnics at Savernake Forest
Dog walking in autumn among leaves
Walking at Savernake Forest

Nearby forests

Forest floor full of bluebells at West Woods

Located south of Marlborough, West Woods is a very beautiful former ancient woodland site. 

The woodland becomes very popular in late spring due to the fantastic displays of bluebells which carpet the forest floor in certain areas.

There is a good network of walking trails including an easy access route for you to explore. Please help us protect the forest by only cycling on stone-surfaced forest roads and bridleways.

adults on forest walk

Planted in the 1990s on an ex-agricultural site, Nightingale Wood is a new community woodland that supports a large variety of wildlife, especially birds.

If you are into bird watching, make sure to visit the wood with your binoculars on hand. You never know what you may spot! 

Stop by the woodland for a picnic, choose from three easy access trails for a peaceful outdoor walk or explore the trim trail play equipment, funded by the Great Western Community Forest project.

Children enjoying a birdwatching event

Just west of Swindon, Webb's Wood is home to a variety of habitats, making it ideal for bird watching and nature lovers. 

Explore the wide open areas with your four legged friend, or take some time for yourself within the peaceful broadleaved woodland. 

Holford Ride Westonbirt

Book tickets

Home to 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe and 5 national tree collections, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure! Take a journey up into the canopy on the STIHL Tree Top Walkway, stop by the café for a tasty treat or see if you can spot the Gruffalo!

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