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Vinnalls Loop
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.3/5)

Latest News (24/01/2017 13:22)

**** Forest Work Warning****

Harvesting operations are taking place in the Deer Park and Black Pool areas of the forest. 

The walking trails are not currently affected.

Please;

  • Expect to meet timber wagons and other forest machinery
  • Keep away from timber stacks
  • Take note of safety signage.

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Demanding

Trail Waymarking:

green

Length of trail:

3 miles

Trail is currently open

A section of this trail has been diverted due to storm damage.

Map of Mortimer Forest Trails

 

Trail description

The view from High Vinnalls, Mortimer ForestThis trail ascends to the summit of the High Vinnalls giving panoramic views in all directions and then passes through a variety of timber crops and open deer lawns.

This is a moderate to hard walk with some steep climbs, good footwear is essential, especially in wet weather.

What do other visitors say?

3 Stars 3 Stars

The route has potential and the views from the top are lovely, but today's walk (January) was ruined by the sheer volume of mud. Vehicles had clearly driven over the route very carelessly and churned up a filthy mud bath. It was just about acceptable as a walking route, but on the cusp of being just too muddy to enjoy. Shame.

TJ Preston, 15/Jan/2017

Hello, I'm sorry you found the walk too muddy. Sections of the trail are used for vehicle access as this is a working forest. Unfortunately January is a muddy month in all our woods.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Lesley, 13/Apr/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Good fun, very wet and muddy, stunning views, will defiantly come back and walk again.

Anonymous, 26/Dec/2015
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Location

OS Grid ref: SO480730
Postcode: SY8 2HF

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Contact

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

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