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Explore Dene Park
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Dene Park is ninety five hectares of predominantly mixed broadleaf and a small amount of conifer.

It has a large car park and a good sized picnic area.

Please note

There is a height barrier at the main entrance - approx 1.8 metres high.

An important site for moths, dormice and butterflies. 


Circular walking route


Forest Operations

Timber harvesting operations have now been completed in Dene Park and the car park is now open for use. There are several stacks of timber remaining to be collected, therefore please take care and obey all warning signs. Thank you for your understanding and assistance whilst we carried out harvesting operations in this wood. It is very much appreciated.  

You can find out more about how the Forestry Commission sustainably manages the forest for timber, people and wildlife at

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I love this wood, and have been walking here for over 30 years. But I still managed to get very lost needs some basic signage, pleaes

Pat, 26/May/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

I agree with Darren that a few signs showing different distance circular routes would be a great addition

Jonathan, 12/Mar/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Love the walks, but would be so good if the different walks could be clearly signed so we don't get lost on route. Could attract more people that way.

Darren, 29/Jul/2015

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Last updated: 20th October 2016

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Kate Harris

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.