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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:

orange

Length of trail:

1.5 miles

Trail is currently open

Map of Mortimer Forest Trails

 

Trail description

Dog walking in the forestFollow this trail through Haye Park Wood. This part of the Forest is full of quarries, charcoal burning platforms, saw pits, holloways (ancient sunken cart tracks), a deer park pale and an Iron Age/ Romano British settlement. All reminders that the woods were once alot busier than they are today.
Over the coming decades this area will be reverted to a woodland of mixed native trees as part of the Forestry Commission's commitment to biological diversity and cultural heritage.

Other trails in Mortimer Forest ......

The Whitcliffe Loop

Starting from Whitcliffe Car park

Vinnalls Easy Access

A surfaced trail suitable for mobility scooters and pushchairs

The Vinnalls Loop

A climb up to the stunning views of High Vinnalls from the Vinnalls car park.

The Climbing Jack Trail

A nine mile route which incorporates most of the Forest.

What do other visitors say?

3 Stars 3 Stars

Please don't forget the 'heritage' element provided by the 90 years input by the Forestry Commission in the rush to convert our forests back to what we think they once were. For example please don't grub out the glorious Douglas Firs at Black Pool to plant hazel and dubious origin 'wild' cherry.

John White, 20/May/2014

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Please email us at nicola.cowell@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

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What's Here?

  • Gradient (moderate)
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Easy Access
  • There are two easy access picnic tables at Black Pool Car Park
  • Horse riding
  • Riding is permitted on forest roads and bridleways. Riders wishing to box to the forest will need to purchase a barrier key which will allow them into Black Pool car park and the de-boxing area.
  • Parking
  • There are height restriction barriers on all our car parks in Mortimer Forest.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SO480730
Postcode: SY8 4DZ

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Contact

Nicola Cowell
Recreation Ranger
0300 0676977
nicola.cowell@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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