The Cromwell tank marks the entrance to the forest.
This tank is a memorial to the 7th Armoured Division, known as the Desert Rats, who were based here during World War II.
The easy access route has interpretation boards explaining the history of the Desert Rats and their time in this area prior to D-Day. From this walk it is possible to locate the positions of some of the buildings from the army camp.
Consultation on Diddlington Forest Plan
We are currently consulting on the Forest Plan for Diddlington which where High Ash is located. If you would like to provide any feedback please go to Diddlington Forest Design Plan 2017 - 2027.
What do other visitors say?
4 StarsAnonymous, 6/Mar/2016
Pleasant walk with my children and dog. Having picked up after him and couldn't find a bin which was a shame - maybe other dog owners would pick up after there dogs more, we have a few near hits :-( which was a shame.