A historic woodland with good trails for family days out
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.
We are sorry but you cannot barbecue in our forests at this time. This is to help prevent forest fires and reduce waste. Please do not bring any barbecues into this 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
- 2 Walking trails
- 2 Cycling trails
- Horse riding
- Mobile café, takeaway only
- Children's play area
- Educational trails
- Barbecue hire available from 26 July - no other barbecues are allowed in this forest
- Dogs welcome
- Assistance animals welcome