Exploring all that forests have to offer is great for the mind, body, and soul.
Walking through the peaceful trees and exploring woodland paths while listening to the relaxing melodies of the birds is a welcome escape from busy, modern life.
The peace and tranquillity of forests cannot be rivalled and it’s a great place to explore intriguing wildlife and epic scenery.
Filled with beautiful animals, a play area for children as well as three walking trails, there's plenty for all ages to enjoy in the 120-acre Basing Wood.
Only two miles north of Basingstoke, you’ll find this remarkable forest filled with conifers and broadleaves.
Download a map to choose from one of three trails to explore.
Take the blue trail and you'll find yourself right in the heart of Basing Wood.
You’ll love admiring the forest meadow or seeing what you can spot in the pond.
There are lots of resting places too, which is perfect if you’ve brought along a bag filled with delicious snacks.
Along the yellow trail, you can get great views of the grounds of The Vyne, a National Trust property with gorgeous gardens.
Perhaps you fancy a flatter walk?
You’d best bring wellies or walking boots and explore the butterfly trail, which is easier to manage but can get quite muddy!
Enjoy scrumptious sandwiches with a view
There’s nothing nicer on an icy winter morning than sitting down to enjoy a flask of hot coffee.
Be sure to pack some scrumptious sandwiches or homemade cakes to really make the most of your day spent in nature.
Check out the rare wildlife
There are lots of paths for you to explore as well as some very rare and impressive wildlife to spot, from protected great crested newts to gorgeous and majestic butterflies.
You may even spy one of the rare purple emperors fluttering around.
We're sure you’ll have a great time exploring this wonderful woodland.
So dig out your walking boots and binoculars, grab that flask of coffee and begin your day creating memories at Basing Wood.
Rear of Poppy Fields Community Centre,