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Explore Pages Wood
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

pike lane, 18th oct 07Pages Wood is our largest site in Thames Chase and home to 100,000 trees. The wood offers 6.5km of walking and cycling paths and 2.2km of bridlepaths.

This valley of green space offers excellent views as well as a rich mosaic of habitats for wildlife.

It's a great place for children to cycle safely, and also provides a variety of walking opportunities without encountering road traffic.

If you fancy an even longer walk or ride, you can cross safely over to Harold Court Woods to the North West and Tylers Common and Tylers Wood to the North East. You can also connect to the London Loop, allowing you to roam even further afield if you have the time.

To download a map of Pages Wood please click here

What do other visitors say?

I was dog walking today in Pages Wood and I am under the impression that there is a designated horse path, today I spoke to a horse rider to tell them that they were not on a horse path as shown on the map when you arrive in Pages. The horse rider then told me that horse riders can use all paths in there and was not interested in me explain ing about the map

Please can you clarify this and if this is the case of designated horse paths please inform the riding stables. Thank you.

Anonymous, 2/May/2017

The map shows the permitted access for horses on trails running from Hall Lane and completing a loop in the centre of the site. We ask that horses stick to these sections of hard standing but can used grasses areas elsewhere. https://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/4641FCTCPW12ppWEB.pdf

Forestry Commission Response
3 Stars 3 Stars

I am curious about the thinking behind Pages Wood. Why mix coniferous and deciduous trees when the conifers will grow far more quickly and crowd out the deciduous? The views are now greatly reduced due to the positioning and growth of the woodland islands. It is not actually possible to walk among the trees and no shade is to be accessed on a hot day. I appreciate the older Oaks that can be seen as you walk round but would like to be able to walk through the woods, are they going to be thinned out at all or paths made through them?

Ann, 4/Feb/2017

Hi Ann. Pages Wood and many of our other woodlands will be thinned out allowing for the creation of paths into the woodland blocks themselves. As you may have recently seen at Pages we have been working to remove the fencing surrounding the blocks so we can enter them and work in the future.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

we love walking over pages wood thank to you

robert and barbara hale, 24/Dec/2016

Thankyou both - its a lovely time of year at Pages Wood. Scott - Community Ranger

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Last updated: 25th September 2017

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Walking

Location

OS Grid ref: TQ562 894
Postcode: RM14 1TT

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