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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.

Enviromental Photographer image courtesy of Risky Ride, Khalid RayhanAtkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2014 

This showcase celebrates the best in environmental photography and film. Come along to the exhibition until 2 November.

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?

How much is the parking? We are planning a visit and can't find the details

beck, 10/Aug/2014

Our parking charges are.. Car: 3 all day or 1 for up to an hour Mini-bus/Horse Box: 4 all day Coach: 6 all day Enjoy your visit

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

I love bike riding at the Wyre Forest. Nobody bothers anybody because the place is so huge. You can literally get lost if you go off the trails. The only negative I can say is that the cafe is ridiculously expensive (A burger was ■8) so I can't imagine how much it would be to feed a whole family.

John, 24/Jul/2014
4 Stars 4 Stars

I use the forest regularly and am disappointed that the small path in from the bus-stop (opposite Lye Head) is STILL impassable in July. Whilst the rest of the forest is dry this path still need wellies in the height of summer ! Please make at least part of the bog able to be crossed for a few months of the year - it only needs a few duckboards or some simple work there and it's a busy entrance.

Robin Vaughan, 7/Jul/2014
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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

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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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