This forest access routes in this forest are currently closed due to the damage caused by Storm Arwen.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Access to Wooler Common and Woodland Park can be made 24 hours a day.

How to find us

How to find us
Rothbury, Northumberland
Sat Nav Postcode: NE71 6RJ
By Car

Signposted opposite the Bus Station in Wooler Town Centre. The Common is one mile west of Wooler.

By Public Transport

Wooler can be reached by a fifty minute bus journey from Alnwick (service number 473, IDM Travel). This service runs every two hours. A town bus service will take you within 400 metres of the Common at the edge of Wooler. The last part of the journey is undertaken on foot along the public road access on to the Common.

OS Grid Ref
NT977274

55.539559433136, -2.0382642745972

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Wooler Common and Woodland Park.

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?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

A wild and beautiful area that masks a turbulent past...

Wooler and the surrounding lands endured frequent raids by marauding Scots between the fourteenth and sixteenth century and later by the border raiders or 'Reivers'.

Wooler Common's recent past is less bloodthirsty and has a network of public and permissive paths.

An easy access trail encircles two picturesque ponds at the heart of this mixture of mature woodland and open common.

Mounting biking and horse riding are welcome.

At a glance

  • Easy access trail
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Wooler Common and Woodland Park. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Wooler Common and Woodland Park has a range of trails to explore on foot.

From the car park information point, there is access to Wooler Common's easy going trail, the St Cuthbert's Way and a network of public and permissive paths.

A wheelchair suitable, easy access trail with handrail and tapping boards for the visually impaired also starts and finishes near the car park.

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