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

Opening hours

West Woods offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
West Woods, Marlborough
Sat Nav Postcode: SN8 4DY
By Car

Via M4, at junction 15 take the A346 to Marlborough, through the high street and on the A4 towards Avebury. Approximately two miles outside Marlborough take a left turn signed Clatford. Drive up to the crossroads and straight over. About one and a half miles along this road the woods and car park are sign posted on the right. 

OS Grid Ref
SU163667

51.399419848833, -1.7630910873413

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at West Woods. Height restriction barrier in place.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

See the picturesque bluebells of West Woods as part of your next forest adventure

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.

At a glance

  • Walking trails 
  • Stunning bluebell displays 

 

 

Things to do

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of Wiltshire's most beautiful landscapes.

There is a good network of trails including an easy access route for you to explore.

Nearby forests

Drive through Savernake forest under tree canopy

Located to the south of Marlborough, Savernake Forest is rich in history and has lots to explore. It is a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well as a registered important historic park, making it the perfect forest for an exciting and educational day out. 

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.

Somerford Common

Somerford Common is the perfect location for a peaceful countryside walk.

The woodland is important to an array of wildlife, particularly butterflies. 

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. 

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