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Wyre and its surrounding woodlands are fantastic places to enjoy the fresh air and and have fun outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking and family cycling to Go Ape, learning and adventure play.

Discovery Centre and learning at Wyre

The Wyre Community Discovery Centre provides programmes for schools, holiday activities for families, and wildlife and craft courses for adults.

Walking trails

Discover Wyre on foot along one of our three waymarked walking trails.

Cycling

Explore Wyre on two wheels along the blue cycle trail.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure

Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings and a variety of Crossings. Take a look and book on our Go Ape page.

Horse riding

There are several horseshoe routes around the forest that link up to public bridleways.

Events

Come along and take part in a range of fantastic events from fungal forays to fairy tale trails and family dusk walks.

Play area

Children will have hours of fun in the adventure play area.

Wonderful wildlife

Much of the area is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)and many rare species of flora and fauna can be found here.

Downloadable activities

Download our fun activity sheets for children to help you get the most out of your visit.

Why not try

If you enjoyed Wyre why not get out and explore other forests in the area? There's Hawkbatch Wood, Shrawley Wood and Earnwood Copse.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings and a variety of Crossings.
Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

What do other visitors say?

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Wyre is always five stars plus for my walking partner and me but can you tell us if the cafe is fully open now? I cannot find a contact number for the cafe and a walk with a bacon and mushroom butty half way round go hand in hand. By the way! Please ignore Mr Edwards, I think he must have had a bad day. We have always found the staff courteous and helpful thats why we keep coming back.

Wallace Hill, 10/Mar/2014

We're very pleased you rate your visit's to Wyre so highly. The Forest Cafe is open everyday, with service available from between 9am and 5pm most days, dependent of weather conditions. To contact the Forest Cafe direct please call 01299 266944.

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Anonymous, 10/Dec/2013
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Mr Mansell, My wife daughter and I visited the centre today as we regularly do to walk the dog in the woods and have a bite to eat after . We were a little later than normal today but timed our walk to be back to the visitor centre before the advertised last orders for food. When we got to the counter hungry from our walk at 1445 we were nonchalantly informed by a very young looking female with dark hair that they had stopped serving food. When I pointed out that there was little point in having a sign displayed advertising the times of service if they were just going to refuse service as they felt, the only response we got was a shrug. Judging the the frenetic cleaning activities that we're occurring in the background I am left with the impression that someone was in a hurrying to get off their shift...... A minor point in the grand scheme of things but it really did ruin today's experience :( Please pass our finest regards to the staff at the cafe, and perhaps remind them that in the service industry customer satisfaction is key to success. Kind regards, M Edwards

M Edwards, 9/Nov/2013

Thank you for your comments and we're sorry to hear that your were disappointed with the service from the Forest Cafe. We regurlary meet and work closely with the on site buisnesses to ensure that the visitor experience at Wyre is of a high quality and will be sure to take your comments on board.

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What's Here?

  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Educational
  • Information
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets
  • Arboreta
  • Accessed from the Buzzard trail, the 2ha arboretum in the Wyre Forest has been managed by the Wyre Forest Society for over 20 years.

    It was originally situated there because of the location of the Whitty Pear tree, and recently the WFS has planted an avenue of Sorb trees to continue the sorbus genus theme.

  • Cycling
  • One way-marked family cycle trail 7.7km starts from the Visitor Centre.Follow the blue cycle markers

    More adventurous mountain biking can be undertaken at Kinlet North, access from Earnwood Car park.

  • Horse riding
  • Riders are requested to keep to the marked horseshoe trails and bridleways. Parking for horseboxes costs 4 per day. Day permits, trail maps and information on annual passes arranged in conjunction with the Worcestershire Bridleways and Riders Association are available from the Visitor Centre.
  • Orienteering
  • There are orienteering courses for the public to use at the Callow Hill and Hawkbatch sites, using maps available from the Forest Cafe for 1.50.
  • Picnic
  • There are picnic benches amongst the trees or you can picnic on the grassy lawn beside the Visitor Centre.
  • Play area
  • Adventure play area for small children, and woodpecker tower.
  • Walking
  • Wyre Forest Health Walks- every Tuesday and Sunday at 10.30 for 11am start.

  • Viewpoint
  • From Hawkbatch there is a stunning view across the River Severn, Trimpley Reservoir and Victoria Bridge.
  • Wildlife
  • Rated as one of the top three most ecologically important forests in Britain, along with the New Forest and the Forest of Dean.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SO750740
Postcode: DY14 9XQ

Get directions

Contact

Wyre Area Woodlands
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01299 266302
wyre@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
The car park opens at 7.30am every day and closes at dusk.

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