Hay Wood

Hay Wood

Explore some magnificent forest beauty

Invite the family or a good friend to discover the stunning wildlife at Hay Wood, nestled a short distance away from the traditional, picturesque village of Baddesley Clinton.

As you park the car, you’ll feel a rush of adrenaline hitting your stomach when you begin to think of the treasures you’ll uncover here.

But what will you see first? The picture-perfect bluebells and foxgloves will immediately grab your attention, and the birds flying above your gaze are the perfect company for your group.

Be sure to take some breathtaking snaps along the trail, where you may also get to see some colourful butterflies flitting past, cute rabbits hopping from one side of the trail to the other. Spectacular muntjac deer nibbling herbs and shoots from the shrubs can also be seen.

Relax with a superb spot of lunch

We think the lengthy trek through beautiful woodland will cause some rumbling tummies. Head back to the car and drive for four minutes to The Orange Tree, a gorgeous gastro pub full of swanky interiors and a dash of old school character.

See if you can grab a table outside to feel the slight countryside breeze against your skin, sampling a large glass of fruity wine as you glance at the menu.

Will you go for a stone-baked picante pizza with a generous topping of nduja and green chillies, or perhaps the gochujang and plum crispy duck salad is the perfect way to end your adventure at Hay Wood?

Both choices, and all the other treats on the menu, are simply divine! Starting to feel the chill? Ask for a blanket or a sheepskin rug to continue the alfresco experience and keep you cosy under the heated areas.

Forest treks will become a new tradition

You won’t need much persuading to come back. There’s nothing quite like connecting with striking wildlife and switching off from the pressures of modern life – two exceptional reasons to keep visiting and be inspired by Hay Wood.

Free parking