A historic woodland with many trails to explore
With walking trails, cycling, outdoor play and picnic spots, West Walk is the ideal family day out. At 350 hectares, it is the largest remaining fragment of the ancient Forest of Bere.
Set amongst the tall pine trees, our play area is great for keeping your children entertained. 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.
Play together and create your own temporary woodland hideout – find your way to the den making area and see what adventure awaits!
There are two waymarked walking trails and many natural paths to help you discover West Walk on foot or by bike.
Barbecues are not allowed in our forest.
Please follow our forest code to help you enjoy the forest responsibly.
If you are visiting with your dog, follow our dog code, keep them under close control to help protect local wildlife such as ground nesting birds, and bag and bin your dog’s waste.
At a glance
Assistance animals welcome
Food and drink
Mimi Makes is serving up high-quality barista coffee, made with locally roasted beans, tea, cold drinks and delicious homemade cakes, bakes (made daily by Mimi from her home kitchen) and healthy snacks. You’ll find the beautifully converted horsebox, with a gleaming dual fuel coffee espresso machine waiting to create for you a wonderful specialty coffee. Please see our visitor information for opening hours.