Believed to be over 1000 years old, Savernake Forest is one of the oldest woodlands in England.

Rich in history with lots to explore the Forest makes for an enjoyable and interesting day out.  A particular impressive sight is the Grand Avenue of tall 200 year-old beech trees.  Laid out in the late 1790’s by Capability Brown and at just over four miles long it stands in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest avenue in Britain.

There are a number of named veteran trees in Savernake including the well-known Big Belly Oak on the very edge of the forest just south of Cadley.

With beautiful picnic areas including barbeque sites and various routes of different lengths, walking in the forest is the perfect way to get some fresh air.

Further Information

Forestry England

For parking at Postern Hill:
Grid Ref: SU197679

Image: Savernake in early Autumn Credit: Ann Shepley