Friston Forest offers an infinite number of waymarked routes for visitors to explore the beech woods. Its undulating terrain makes it popular with walkers and mountain bikers. Both are served with waymarked trails of varying lengths.
View our findings and conclusions from the recent online discussion on mountain bike use in the forest.
Go for a gentle walk following forest tracks between plantations.
Quiet valleys within the forest offer sheltered habitats for many species of wildlife. Glimpses of rare butterflies, such as fritillaries, and elusive deer can reward patient observers.
Friston Forest offers some of the best riding in the south of England; with a wealth of bridleways, some of which join up with the South Downs. Riding off bridleways is by permit only. Permits are available through TROT on 01622 735599 or visit their website for more information. Box parking is available at Butcher's Hole car park.
Save money and enjoy Abbots Wood, Seven Sisters Country Park Friston Forest & Abbots Wood through the seasons with an annual Discovery Pass from the Forestry Commission. Purchase your pass for £27.50 online or onsite at the Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Centre. The Disovery Pass gives you a free parking in a number of carparks along with a range of benefits - visit the website for further details.
Current charge are £2.20 up to 2 hrs /£3.30 up to 4 hrs /£4.40 all day. Gates open at 8am and close around dusk, so please check the board for daily closing time which differs throughout the year.
BarbecuesThere are two bookable barbecues on site for a fee of £33.00 (payable by cheque) Please ring 01580 213044 at least a week in advance to check availability and to make a booking.
You need to provide your own charcoal and Pay & Display parking charges still apply. Barbecues must be fully extinguished when you leave the site. We do not allow you to bring your own barbecues on to site.