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

Opening hours

St Leonard's Forest offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

How to find us

How to find us
St Leonard's Forest , Horsham
Sat Nav Postcode: RH13 6PG
By Car

The forest is located east of Horsham and can be accessed by car from Hammerpond Road.

OS Grid Ref
TQ205299

51.055005022996, -0.27751743793488

Parking and prices

Parking is available at Roosthole Car Park. There are no parking charges at St Leonard's Forest. 

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?

Contact details

Discover tales of hermits and dragons at St Leonard's Forest!

Part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located east of Horsham, St Leonard's Forest isn't short of fascinating history. 

Legend has it that a French hermit once lived here in the sixth century. He famously fought and killed a dragon in the forest and it is from him, St Leonard, that the forest takes its name! 

Visit the forest to immerse yourself in the cultural history, discover rich wildlife and take a peaceful woodland walk. 

If you want to do your bit for the forest, the Friends of St Leonard’s Forest work with Gatwick Greenspace to restore and manage the heathland in the forest. 

At a glance 

  • Walking trails 
  • Horse riding 
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

St Leonards offers a network of riding which include a diverse and beautiful range of woodland habitats. Off-bridleway riding is restricted to specific routes and only permitted if you are a TROT member.

There is no public bridleway. There are no waymarkers for the routes.

Further details can be found by calling TROT on 01622 735599 or visiting the TROT website. When riding you must be display your TROT permit. A map will be given to you after purchasing a membership.

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

 

Walking at St Leonard's Forest is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Discover dragon-filled myths on a range of open paths and trails starting from the Roosthole car park.

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