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

Opening hours

Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 8am to 5pm.

For a quieter forest experience, we recommend planning your visit for early morning (before 10am) or in the evening (after 4pm). The forest is usually less busy on week days.

For up to date opening times please check our Facebook page.

How to find us

How to find us
Callow Hill, Bewdley
Sat Nav Postcode: DY14 9XQ
By Car

Wyre is located at Callow Hill 3 miles west of Bewdley on the A456. The site is well sign-posted.

 

Or go car-free 

By Public Transport

We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.

Bus routes: 192/292 between Birmingham and Ludlow, and 291 between Kidderminster and Tenbury.

OS Grid Ref
SO750740

52.363883021364, -2.3680054327881

Parking and prices

Pay for your parking with debit/credit card or use the RingGo app. We recommend downloading the app to your phone before you visit.

You can also use RingGo by pre-booking online or calling 0203 046 0063 with location code 31056 (cars only).

There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

Wyre Forest members park for free. Buy your Membership now for £40 and simply display your pass in your vehicle without queuing for a ticket. Parking charges and memberships help us to look after Wyre Forest for everyone.

 

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Peak (1 March - up to, but not including, the first Monday in November)
Up to 2 hours £4.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
All day £7.00
Off peak (First Monday in November - 28 February)
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Peak (1 March - up to, but not including, the first Monday in November):

Minibuses/horsebox - £10
Coaches - £17

Off peak (First Monday in November - 28 February):

Minibuses/horsebox - £8
Coaches - £10

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer

If you arrive car-free there is no charge, find out more.

 

Number of accessible parking spaces: 5
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available

Facilities and access

If you have limited mobility, why not hire our Tramper through the Countryside Mobility Scheme? You do not have to be registered disabled to hire a Tramper and we have introduced a COVID secure hire process to keep you safe.

For more information on planning your visit to Wyre Forest, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dog wash
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire

Contact details

Whether you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or you want something more adventurous, Wyre Forest has something for everyone.

Wyre Forest can be found to the west of Birmingham and offers a great day out with activities to suit everyone. 

Explore the arboretum to find the unusual Whitty Pear and don't forget to refuel in our on-site cafe. Our bike hire specialists will make sure you are properly equipped for an adventure on two wheels, whilst our Go Ape course will keep the kids (and adults!) entertained. We've even got a dog wash on-site to keep your pooch pampered.

With a variety of walking, cycling, running and horse trails available, there's plenty of ways to explore the forest. We also have a tramper available to hire for those with limited mobility.

Those looking for a more peaceful time can enjoy the more remote spots in the heart of the forest.

Whether you've just bought your first pair of trainers, or have 1000's of miles under foot, Wyre Forest offers opportunity for all runners.

The trails provide a chance to escape stuffy gyms and get out into the fresh air, offering the opportunity to get fit where you can be inspired by stunning natural surroundings.

Supported by Sport England and using National Lottery funding, the network of marked trails make running through the forest more accessible, so you can feel confident to just hit the trails and enjoy all the benefits of being active outdoors.

Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest.

The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask.

Set off with Superworm and become a forest superhero!

Superworm lasso a trail activity pack!

What superhero antics will you pull off in your forest superhero mask?

Inside the Superworm trail pack you’ll find:

Kraft bag to colour in Forest superhero mask 7 creature facts cards Activity sheet to complete at home Stickers Pencil and crayon Trail leaflet

To keep visitors and our staff safe we are asking that people make contactless payments when buying their trail activity packs and wear a face covering during the purchase.

Follow the trail

The trail should keep the young ones entertained for around an hour leaving plenty of time to find more fun and explore the forest. 

It is important that visitors follow social distancing guidelines along the trail and keep 2m apart from other groups where possible.  

Share your experiences and photos with #SuperwormTrail

© 2012 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Wyre and its surrounding woodlands are fantastic places to enjoy the fresh air and and have fun outdoors. There are three waymarked walking trails to explore.

Our play area is great for kids to burn off any excess energy, with plenty to keep them occupied.

Catering for all ages, you'll have lots of fun in the fresh air.

Nearby forests

walkers enjoying a walk through nature in autumn

Explore Haughmond Hill and follow in the footsteps of history. Follow the trails out to the front of the hill for commanding views across the River Severn and Shrewsbury to the South Shropshire and Welsh hills beyond. Discover the Iron Age enclosure or visit the viewing platform over the quarry; a must for any budding geologists or anyone who likes dumper trucks!

Mortimer Forest Black Pool

Come and escape in Mortimer Forest! Straddling the Shropshire and Herefordshire border this thousand hectare forest is a perfect place for some breathing space.

Although originally made up of ancient royal chases and deer parks, the forest we see today was largely planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s. It was named after the Mortimer Family, Norman Lords who held power over the region for some 300 years.

Easy pacers walkers

Eastridge Woods is enjoyed by visitors on foot, on horseback or on two wheels. Passing through the forest is the Shropshire Way, a long distance walking route covering over 200 miles of beautiful Shropshire countryside, which can be tackled in smaller sections.

Sunlight through conifers

With a children’s play area, Go Ape, orienteering trails and even a dog activity trail, you will not be stuck for something to do at Cannock Chase Forest, located north of Birmingham. 

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