Join Forestry England ranger, Nikki Morgans, for a relaxed guided walk for the whole family at Savernake Forest just south of Marlborough. We will get up close and personal with some of Savernake’s famous veteran trees and learn about the amazing wildlife they support. We will also look at how trees continue to be important after they die and have a go at hunting for the minibeast that thrive on dead and decaying wood.

Children are invited to bring their favourite teddy to join on their woodland adventure.  Postern Hill has a large picnic area with public toilet facilities. Following the walk, families are welcome to bring  a picnic to enjoy after the walk.

Savernake Forest is one of England’s most special forests with a history reaching back more than 1000 years. The forest’s unique landscapes and habitats include thousands of fascinating veteran trees, rare plants and animals, beautiful walking, and endless adventures.

Walk Leader/organisation: Nikki Morgans, Forestry England

Walk Information

  • Booking: Free – Booking essential – 25 places
  • Distance & approximate duration: 1-2 miles –  approx 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Accessibility: Family friendly, suitable for buggies. Wheelchair access is possible. The walk will take place on surfaced paths but these can be wet and muddy in places, especially after rain.
  • Dogs: Dogs on leads welcome
  • Refreshments: Postern Hill has a large picnic area. Following the walk, families are welcome to stay and enjoy a picnic.
  • Meeting point: Savernake Forest, Postern hill, Marlborough, SN8 4ND.  What3Words: eventful.trails.wept
  • Public Transport: 1 mile from Marlborough. No bus on Sundays
  • Parking: Free car park
  • Closest Toilets: At Postern hill

For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.

Further Information

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Family walk - credit Forestry England