The Forestry Commission is able to offer a variety of woodland backdrops suitable for film locations. Conifer woods or deciduous woods with a clear forest floor, open space with tree surrounds, gravel or tarmac roads running through woods, ponds, views and undulating scenery. Ample parking for unit bases is available, all within a commutable distance from London.
We can offer every type of woodland and forest setting from the formal landscaped splendours of Forest Arboretums and Gardens to the wild and sweeping grandeur of Britain's upland Forests.
Hidden away in the forest there can be found many old buildings, bridges, quarries, rockfaces, rivers, lochs, ponds and open spaces as well as wonderful panoramic vistas. You can view a list of the location types we've got to offer.
The very best of movie entertainment has used the Forestry Commission estate, including:
- Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, filmed in parts of the New Forest
- Braveheart, filmed at Glen Nevis Lochaber
- Highlander End Game, filmed at Wendover Wood Chilterns SE England
- Gladiator – filmed at Bourne Wood SE England
- The Man Who Cried – filmed at Bourne Wood SE England
Filming in South England:
Within easy reach of London, Bourne Woods is often a Location Manager's first port of call, with its diverse and accessible range of locations.
If you're interested in filming in South England contact Pam Eastwood:
Filming Liaison and Development Officer
Bucks Horn Oak
Surrey GU10 4LS
Mobile: 07778 110349
Tel: 01785 777020
Tel: 01594 833057
Tel: 01842 816033
Tel: 01434 220242
Tel: 01751 470725
Tel: 01666 881207