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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.
The Wyre Community Discovery Centre provides programmes for schools, holiday activities for families, and wildlife and craft courses for adults.
Discover Wyre on foot along one of our three waymarked walking trails.
Explore Wyre on two wheels along the blue cycle trail.
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.
There are several horseshoe routes around the forest that link up to public bridleways.
Come along and take part in a range of fantastic events from fungal forays to fairy tale trails and family dusk walks.
Children will have hours of fun in the adventure play area.
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.
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.
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More about what's here
- Baby Changing
- Parking (chargeable)
- Visitor centre
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.
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 sessions, either self-programming or staff led, can be booked through the Discovery Centre on 01299 266929. There are orienteering courses for the public to use at the Callow Hill and Hawkbatch sites, using maps available from the Visitor Centre for £1.
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.
Wyre Forest Health Walks- every Tuesday and Sunday at 10.30 for 11am start.
From Hawkbatch there is a stunning view across the River Severn, Trimpley Reservoir and Victoria Bridge.
Rated as one of the top three most ecologically important forests in Britain, along with the New Forest and the Forest of Dean.
OS Grid ref: SO750740
Postcode: DY14 9XQ
Opening & Parking
The car park opens at 7.30am every day and closes at dusk.