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 9pm. 

Wyre Forest is often quieter on weekdays (outside of school holidays), earlier in the morning, and later in the afternoon.

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

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 £42 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
Up to 2 hours £4.00
Up to 4 hours £5.50
All day £7.00
Up to 2 hours £8.00
Up to 4 hours £10.00
All day £12.00
All day £17.00

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

Wyre Forest Cafe is open daily. Opening hours may vary throughout the year.

Wyre Forest is often quieter on weekdays (outside of school holidays), earlier in the morning, and later in the afternoon.

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 guide:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Dog wash
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
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 is the largest woodland National Nature Reserve in the country and can be found to the west of Birmingham.

Explore the arboretum to find the unusual Whitty Pear and don't forget to refuel in our on-site cafe. Our Go Ape course will keep the kids (and adults!) entertained and 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.

Child looking at Zog panel

Zog trail at Wyre Forest

Get ready to join Zog on his latest forest adventure with a brand-new family activity trail and free app! Thanks to amazing augmented reality technology, you’ll be able to collect golden stars, just like Zog and have the chance to take a photo with everyone’s favourite dragon at the end of the trail!

What's on

Forest event
Sunday 9 July
Race starts at 10.30am
Start at Wyre Forest visitor centre at Callow Hill

Returning for 2023 is the Wyre Forest Trail Race, organised by Amazing Feet Running Club. This half marathon takes in the beauty of Wyre Forest across a fully marshalled 13.1 mile course.

Food and drink

Front of Wyre Forest Cafe

Wyre Forest Café

Refuel your family from our on-site café which offers a range of food and drinks freshly prepared each day.

Wyre Forest has a variety of trails linked to the Public Bridleway network. Take a ride past majestic old oaks, along forest tracks and narrow paths.

There are three waymarked horse-riding trails which allow over 12 miles of off-road riding, sections of which are shared use trails. The three numbered loops join in the middle of the forest, complementing and adding to the Public Bridleway network. Our trails are marked with white plaques, labelled “Horse Trail Loop 1, 2 or 3”.

No permit is needed to ride at Wyre Forest, however parking charges apply.

Riders can pay a daily rate to park at the Callow Hill public car park and ride into the forest. Alternatively, frequent riders at Wyre can purchase a yearly Membership which will offer unlimited horse box parking and access to the designated members' horse box parking area. Horse box parking is found in the far right of the car park. The access code for this can be gained by pressing the call point on the side of the café between the hours of 9am - 5pm and supplying your membership number. Please note however, that this area is also opened to the public at busy times.

The main access point to the trails for horse boxes/lorries is from the Callow Hill visitor centre, where there is a map of all the trails. Alternatively, riders can hack in via any of the public bridleways. 

There are no gates on the bridleway’s or waymarked horse trials within the forest, however if riding in via the bridleways there may be gates to pass through.

Please be aware that, as much of the forest is environmentally sensitive, horses should stay on waymarked horse trails and bridleways. Horses are not allowed in the vicinity of the visitor centre, the café, or on any other waymarked walking or running trails.

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

When running in Wyre Forest you’ll experience clean outdoor air to keep your body and brain happy, and a traffic-free environment with stunning and varied scenery.

1km running trail 

This trail is ideal for getting you started. An “out-and-back” that uses wide and hard-standing forest roads, this run is relatively flat and a great introduction to running in Wyre Forest.

2km running trail

This trail will get your legs and lungs working, with an incline at the start which then flattens off, before declining back to the finish. The trail is a mixture of forest roads and paths, sections of which can get muddy when wet.

3km running trail 

After the initial incline, this trail flattens out and takes you along forest paths which will get muddy when wet. You will then re-join the wider forest road network where you will soon see our arboretum to your right and then enter the ‘Valley of the Giants’ as you gradually descend to the finish.

5km running trail

This trail presents a challenge with steeper incline and decline gradients. Based on hard-standing forest roads and paths, this loop will take you furthest into the forest. As you pass Park Pool and start the climb uphill you will pass one of our SSSIs (Site of Special Scientific Interest) where, through the oak and beech trees, you may spot some deer.

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.

Step away from your normal routine and try yoga in Wyre Forest. Join one of our expert instructors who each specialise in a different style of yoga. 




9.15 - 10.15am: Hatha Yoga (Soul Space yoga) 6.30 - 7.45pm: Yoga for Pregnancy (Yogabellies Worcestershire) 8 - 9pm: Women's Luna Yoga (Yogabellies Worcestershire)


10.30 - 11.30am: Yoga for Mum and Baby (Yogabellies Worcestershire)


10 - 11.15am: Breathwork for emotional health OR Yin Yoga (Yoga with Sophie) *This class runs monthly on:  26th March, 30th April, 28th May, 25th June 11 - 1pm: Self-Care Sunday (Wildlove Yoga).  *This class runs monthly on: 12 March, 23 April, 18 June, 16 July, 13 August, 10 September, 8 October, 19 November, 3 December


Meet the instructors

Soul Space Yoga

Elizabeth is a Hatha trained Yoga Alliance Teacher and draws inspiration from Yin Yoga, Vinyaysa Yoga and Forest Yoga. Her class at Wyre Forest focusses on a deep connection to your mind and body, using the practices of breath work, movement and meditation to leave you feeling calm and connected. The class is adaptable to all abilities, offering freedom and multiple options to suit you.

Wildlove Yoga

Victoria has a love for nature, adventure, creativity and is all about inspiring play! Self Care Sunday is a practice dedicated to bringing you back home to yourself. The perfect chance to reconnect back to your body and mind, while enjoying the most beautiful views while practicing. This session offers a combination of practices, and each month will offer a different theme and intention.

Yoga with Sophie

Sophie offers classes from Vinyasa and Yin to Pre and Postnatal classes. She is also a breathwork facilitator, specialising in emotional health and nervous system regulation. In her classes, Sophie will share some of her tried and tested tools to help you regulate your own nervous system and kickstart your emotional wellness. Over time, moving the body and connecting with your breath, we can not only cultivate a sense of calmness, clarity and acceptance, but over time boost our resilience to stress, allowing us to be our best (& happiest) selves.

Yogabellies Worcestershire

Yogabellies Worcestershire specialise in helping all women through a Yoga journey from Pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood and beyond. The aim is to build a safe nurturing community where women can support each other and help build each other up. Instructors Danielle and Becky will help you find the right yoga class for your needs.

Our work

Person using pruning saw on bare tree branch

Our Work at Wyre Forest

Forestry England work in partnership with Natural England to manage the forest sustainably, ensuring it continues to thrive for future generations. We care for the forest, its visitor facilities and also carry out lots of conservation work to look after the wildlife.

Our history

Aerial photo of Wyre Forest in the winter

The History of Wyre Forest

Did you know that Wyre Forest has been around for over 1000 years? The history of Wyre is as rich and diverse as the forest itself.
Signpost showing directions to Wyre Forest

Trail maps

Need some help getting around? Get ready for your next forest adventure by taking a look at our trail maps.

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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