Savernake Forest

Savernake Forest

Walking provides the perfect escape from a hectic week. So take the opportunity to leave the technology at home as you relax and take in the peaceful surroundings, unwinding in tranquillity.

Soak up the history as you walk through enchanting woodland

A visit to Savernake Forest, which you’ll find south of Marlborough, provides a day of excitement as well as education. Beautiful old trees and diverse habitats mean there's plenty for you to admire on your stroll through the Special Site of Scientific Interest.

Whether you’re bringing the whole family along for a day exploring in the fresh air or you’re after a solo adventure admiring some of Wiltshire’s most glorious landscapes, head out through the forest and plan your own route.

A dog's paradise

Bring along your pooch on your family day out. They'll love it as they bound through the forest, jumping into the piles of leaves and exploring new smells and noises as their tails wag with excitement.

If only dogs could talk, they'd definitely be telling you this is their new favourite place for walks!

Don’t miss the Big Belly Oak

When you’re walking through Savernake Forest, you’ll get the chance to get up close to Big Belly Oak, a fascinating tree that's over 1000 years old.

In 2001, it was in danger of splitting in two, which is why it can now be seen with a metal corset around it, protecting this magnificent tree from any damage.

An adventure awaits

You can park the car at Postern Hill, where there's plenty of free parking.

Perhaps it means more money for a tasty well-deserved meal in a country pub on the way home?

There’s nothing better than tucking into yummy food and a drink in front of a roaring fire after a chilly winter’s walk. Or maybe it's beer garden weather and you fancy relaxing underneath the parasol in the heat.

Whatever the weather, blow the cobwebs off your comfy shoes, grab a map, and head to Savernake Forest for beautiful scenery and gorgeous fresh air.

The Lodge,

Free parking