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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

3 kilometres

Trail is currently open


Trail description

This unsurfaced trail follows the Dragonfly Trail to begin with and then takes you through a variety of the habitats within the forest, ranging from mature pine to lowland heathland.  Follow the waymarkers with the pink band.

What do other visitors say?

1 Star 1 Star

absolutely disgusting dog poo stick and flick should be illegal ,total health hazard for children who like to explore,i am a responsible dog owner with 3 dogs and pick up and carry it doesn't cost or take up room to put a few more bins in

Anonymous, 25/May/2015

Hi, The Forestry Commission are in the process of changing its policy on dog poo and removing the stick and flick posters etc from sites. More bins do cost money not only to install but to empty regularly. There are plenty of bins in the visitor centre area and we have always encouraged people to use these around the visitor facilities and play areas.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Are there any plans to develope south past the adventure trail and pick up a route to Rainworth

Rainworth Rambler, 4/Jul/2014

Hi, there is already a route which runs from the forest to Rainworth, SUSTRANS route 6, and we have no current plans for any more trails within the woods.

Forestry Commission Response

'Stick and Flick' - to advocate this as a suitable method for dealing with dog mess is disgraceful. Many users of such areas frequently deviate from paths and, as such, currently run the risk of treading, falling or rolling in dog mess. This is disgusting and a health hazard. Please urgently consider installing bins and thus give dog owners greater opportunity to act responsibly, and, hence, park users areas which are free from such unpleasantness. Please respond.

Anonymous, 25/Mar/2014
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Orienteering
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre


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