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4 Stars 4 Stars

Visited on 18/11 and spent a good couple of hours walking through the forests. Was great to be in the open air, with little phone signal. Got some great pics as well. Will defo be back to walk through when the snow comes.

Robb K, 19/Nov/2012
4 Stars 4 Stars

I love walking through the forest, but can we please have a footpath along the road from the motorway bridge to the main car park? Yes, I know there is one from the bridge to the Tree Ninja site that goes behind the Select depot, but it is to the wrong place and is either a muddy quagmire or a 500m horse toilet, or both.

Anonymous, 6/Nov/2012
2 Stars 2 Stars

Parked in horsebox carpark, unloaded my horse. Found signs for forest bridleway confusing with general bridleway. Needs clearer signs during ride. spoilt day as intended to ride the 5 mile track in forest, but felt I would get lost. Please make clearer signs..couldn't follow downloaded map with track. Sorry.

Anonymous, 2/Nov/2012
3 Stars 3 Stars

Visited on 20/10/2012.The leaves are still green.

tom, 20/Oct/2012
3 Stars 3 Stars

Would have been 5 stars but think it is shocking that you have to pay ■3 to take your kids for a walk around a forest that has been there since before civilisations began. Where does that money even go? Like someone has previously said, its def not on maintaining the toilets. The woman in the cafe, clearly stressed so a bad atmosphere and ■1 for 2 10p lolly pops come on! Park there is not suitable for toddlers. If you just want to go out for a walk in this magical ancient woodland then and don't mind paying ■3 then it is well worth it. Kids enjoyed it anyway.

Andy, 10/Oct/2012
4 Stars 4 Stars

Thought it was a wonderful place to spend a day with children. Mine loved the tree top walk and cafe and other friends have also had a great time there.

Anonymous, 28/Sep/2012
1 Star 1 Star

Shame on the irresponsible dog owners who feel it’s acceptable to leave behind their dogs mess. Should have expected it after coming across a pile of poo seconds after getting out the car. I appreciate there are no dog bins but really this is no excuse. It completely ruined the trip as constantly having to keep an eye on where my children were stepping. Obviously a great place for dogs but definitely not children.

Mind the mess, 20/Aug/2012
2 Stars 2 Stars

Lovely place to walk. Kids loved the run of the forest and the play grounds. Bad points..... Toilets looked like they had never been cleaned out and stank to high heaven . Seemed they are more intreasted in giving parking tickets out then keeping the site urine free. Make sure you also run to the parking meter. Instead of giving a 2 min waver to collect your ticket , they are happy to give you their ■50 fine one. Luckily I got mine just in time .

Anonymous, 20/Aug/2012
4 Stars 4 Stars

It's a wonderful place -but please improve the direction signs ( names not just colours.) When was Treetpos walk completed ?

John Walker, 19/Aug/2012
4 Stars 4 Stars

The latest comments seem to be more about the cafe, but you can take a picnic so dont have to use it. it have and had no problems. The walks are good and children can run free and good place for bike rides too. good to be out in fresh open air!!!.

kids will enjoy, 19/Aug/2012
4 Stars 4 Stars

What a stunningly managed wood. I've just completed a lovely 6 mile walk with my 11 week old son in his pram, my wife and my dog with no problems what so ever. The tree top walk was a very enjoyable park of the experience which was also accessible with both dog and pram. We will certainally return. As for the comments about the cafe, I suggests you try and enjoy the wood and the wild life rather than sit eating scones.

Anonymous, 17/Aug/2012
4 Stars 4 Stars

Forest lovely and walkway really great. Fascinating looking down on the canopy. Cafe food was good but the service frightful. As a visitor to the UK, I have always exerience friendiness and politeness but the lady on duty on 07 August was so rude to customers and really should not be allowed front of house.

Jane, 8/Aug/2012
4 Stars 4 Stars

The Tower Walk was a very impressive structure and allowed wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, as well as the promise of eye level encounters with Purple hairstreaks on the crowns of the surrounding Oaks! We thoroughly enjoyed the Church Path walk and hope to find some rare Wood Whites next time we visit...would appreciate some guidance as to the best sites to look. In defence of the Cafe staff they were extremely helpful in trying to find as much information regarding this as possible. Sandy.

Anonymous, 18/Jun/2012
1 Star 1 Star

It was a nice little walk and the kids enjoyed it. We were enjoying it as well until we found ourselves in the cafe after kids ran in for some ice cream. We found the staff were far more interested in getting ready to go home than serving us even though the shop was still open. Also the debit card machine was faulty, couldn't be moved and placed by the cashier on the opposite end so your pin is easily visible when you enter it and also quite strenuous if you are older.

Anonymous, 11/Jun/2012

What a pointless trip and some dimwit puts a ticket on the car where there was no signage or meter to pay at. Then the woman who runs the cafe was so stressed out it was uncomfortable to be there. The flapjack was stale, cream tea saw the jam being scraped from the bottom of the jar and dumped in a little pot, the cup was dirty..PERFECT! NOT. Will not visit again.

Unimpressed, 2/Jun/2012
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great for running along the bridleways. Start at 7 am or earlier to avoid all but the dedicated. Don't park in the main car park with the cafe. (You'll have to find the ones without barriers if you go that early anyway.)

Steve, 27/May/2012
1 Star 1 Star

Great little forest, had a nice walk with our little daughter and we loved the sky walk over the tree tops. Would be 5 stars if we haven't been given a £50 parking ticket for being parked in an area where there no indication of park and pay signs or any machines for that matter. We weren't trying to avoid paying but there was simply no signs to indicate that. Be aware!

family unhappy, 7/Apr/2012
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went for a walk yesterday (25 march) as is becoming a habit for me now. But this time was special. Not only did I see 2 Red Kites flying directly above me - I then saw them joined by a third one a bit later - but I also saw about 10/12 deer running through the trees no more than 20 yards from me. Absolutely fantastic. Made my day. There's nothing like being out with nature all around you, but seeing wild animals acting naturally is a special sight to witness. I wont forget this experience. I keep recommending the forest to my friends, I will do so even more now.

Ben, 26/Mar/2012
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a walk around the forest today, I love nature, and it was lovely to take in all the sights and sounds. Some of the old oaks are quite impressive. Going to come back later on in the year when there is more foliage and leaves on the trees!

Anonymous, 25/Mar/2012
5 Stars 5 Stars

We had a great walk the children loved it

Michelle, 16/Mar/2012
5 Stars 5 Stars

I think that its a really good day out, for anyone from runners to families. The cakes are really good, and so are the walks, and dont forget to enjoy the play area too. I go here quite often and have enjoyed it every single time.

Anonymous, 8/Mar/2012