Woodend is part of the West Walk area of the Forest of Bere.
Whether on foot, bike or horse there are a variety of habitats to view - ancient and new, conifer and broadleaves.
The nearest toilet facilities and bookable BBQs are in West Walk.
If you are a regular visitor to the forest you could soon make a saving on car parking with our annual parking pass - the Discovery Pass.
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The Forest of Bere Trail starts from Woodend Car Park and takes you over the stream and past the ponds.
The natural forest playground in West Walk is suitable for children and young people of all ages, it has a huge oak tree house, wooden playhouses, wigwams, sand pit, climbing wall, bridge and shingle stream.
There are several picnic areas with benches, a choice of walking trails and toilets on site.
The Great Big Food Company is now operating in West Walk car park.
Open 9am to 5pm (weather permitting) at weekends during October - May and 7 days a week during June - September. They offer hot and cold drinks, ice creams, snacks and sandwiches. Click here for more details and opening times.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsJohn PO6, 17/Aug/2016
We have just returned from a lovely walk using the West Walk trail. We met many fellow dog walkers. Everyone had a smile and a cheerful hello. If today is anything to go by, this is an excellent place for walking and exploring. We sat down on some tree stumps and all I could hear was the faint hum of hover-flies in the trees above me. The 1.80 parking fee was money well-spent.
Hi, Can you tell me the best walk in the area with a puschair. Thank you Donna
Forestry Commission Response
The best part of the forest to explore with a little one is West Walk. There are toilets, play areas and lots of trails, including the Forest of Bere Trail, which is a good one for first time visitors. However you won't be able to avoid the hill on route! Download a map to help plan your visit. We hope you have an enjoyable time.
4 StarsChris PO2 9PE, 6/Apr/2014
We had a beautiful walk this morning with our two dogs, although raining we enjoyed the wonderful surroundings the only disappointment was because of the weather no coffee van, Highly recommend west walk.