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The old Forest of Savernake is derived from ancient wood pasture management, and has many veteran trees.  The forest extends to 1100 hectares (2750 acres) most of which is classified as a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well as being registered as an important historic park.

One of the oldest trees is the Big Bellied Oak which is very noticeable on the side of the A346 road, south of Cadley.  There are many other old and named trees in Savernake, a guide is available to purchase from the Postern Hill Campsite.

Since 1939 the majority of the woodland has been managed by the Forestry Commission with the freehold retained by the Savernake Estate.

What do other visitors say?

Hello we are hoping to hold a retirement picnic/bbq on 2nd June and having looked at the weather for next week, we think we may need some shelter, we have a large gazebo which we would like to erect, also we have a gas bbq to bring along is this ok.

Barbara, 28/May/2015


Forestry Commission Response
1 Star 1 Star

Well what a day don't know if we will go again really sorry not good service 😁😭😡😡😡😡😡😼💬🇨🇳🚔calling 991

Anonymous, 15/Feb/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Superb campsite, informal and spacious. Spotlessly clean toilets and washing up facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. Access to four thousand acres of beautiful forest directly from the campsite. (note, no showers)

Karen White, 8/Sep/2014
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What's Here?

  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • Barbeque
  • 10 bbq sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
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OS Grid ref: SU198679
Postcode: SN8

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West England District
0300 067 4800
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