Dog walk

Savernake Forest

Marlborough

Type of walk

Flat, Forest

What's here

Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Animals On Route, Picnic Areas, Toilets, Wheelchair Friendly

About this walk

The old Forest of Savernake is derived from ancient wood pasture management, and has many veteran trees. The forest extends to 1100 hectares (2750 acres) most of which is classified as a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well as being registered as an important historic park.

One of the oldest trees is the Big Bellied Oak which is very noticeable on the side of the A346 road, south of Cadley. There are many other old and named trees in Savernake, a guide is available to purchase from the Postern Hill Campsite.
Since 1939 the majority of the woodland has been managed by the Forestry Commission with the freehold retained by the Savernake Estate.

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Comments (5)

  • CharliesDogs profile
    CharliesDogs

    3 years ago

    Beautiful dog walk, surprisingly quite which is always a good thing in my line of business :)) Lovely picture.. Link →
  • Kikihammond profile
    Kikihammond

    4 months ago

    Really nice walk, get super busy for parking in the warm weather! You do tend to run into other dogs aswell
  • Lucybrownie profile
    Lucybrownie

    29 days ago

    Gorgeous forest! Was very busy when I went, however that was a weekend and i plan to go again in the week. Can walk dogs off lead if they have good recall around others
  • Faygal profile
    Faygal

    29 days ago

    I walk my dogs here nearly everyday and have done for years. It is beautiful whichever season you walk in it. You never get bored as it is so big, you can do so many different walks, walk for hours, and see deer, and red kites.
  • Faygal profile
    Faygal

    29 days ago

    If you want to walk away from the crowds, then don’t park at Postern Hill. Go to the other side of the forest past Savernake Hospital.
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Address

Long Harry, Marlborough SN8 3HW, UK

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