An ideal woodland for a great day out with walking trails, cycling and picnic spots
West Walk and its car park remains open to you for outdoor recreation and exercise. When you visit please keep yourself and others safe by following the government rules on social distancing.
We are currently removing some trees from this area of woodland, this is essential thinning to give remaining trees more space to grow. Public safety is our main priority, so we ask people to follow safety signage and not enter the areas where machinery is working.
West Walk is an ideal wood for a complete day out for all the family with walking trails, cycling and picnic spots. With 350 hectares is the largest remaining fragment of a former medieval hunting ground, the Forest of Bere.
There are two waymarked walking trails and plenty of natural paths to help you discover West Walk on foot or by bike.
Try the Forest of Bere trail. Walk or cycle the 3-mile trail which takes you in a loop, through the historic landscape of the Forest of Bere, which today supports an important range of wildlife.
Our play area is great for keeping your children entertained. Set within the Pine trees with play equipment , including a balance beam and all-ability swing, swinging hoops, rotating climbing chimney and for the little ones, a giant sand pit, and wooden playhouses.
At a glance
- 2 Walking trails
- 2 Cycling trails
- Horse riding
- Mobile café, takeaway only
- Children's play area is open
- Educational trails
- Barbecue hire - not available. Please do not bring a barbecue on site.
- Dogs welcome
- Assistance animals welcome