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Savernake Forest

Off the A4, Marlborough, England
+44 1672 515195
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Lots to explore

Great place for tree lovers, and admirers of ancient and veteran trees, of which there are lots... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Allen D
Penallt, United Kingdom
Perfect afternoon walk

We often come for a walk through this wonderful forest when we stay with relatives that live very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary B
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“rope swings” (4 reviews)
“open spaces” (3 reviews)
“long walks” (3 reviews)
Off the A4, Marlborough, England
+44 1672 515195
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for tree lovers, and admirers of ancient and veteran trees, of which there are lots. Lots of rides and hard paths, largely flat walking/cycling. Car parks get busy at weekends.

Thank Allen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often come for a walk through this wonderful forest when we stay with relatives that live very close by, easy to follow footpaths and plenty of small car parks.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Within walking distance of Marlborough, via a track behind the BP garage, it’s just an amazing experience to walk through the only privately owned forest in England and where King Henry the VIII met Jane Seymour, his future wife, well one of them. There are...More

Thank Doug_421
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Be careful when you visit you might get locked in the car park. This happend to my daughter and she was told she's have to stay in her car there over night.

Thank hhumphries
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Living so close to the Savernake and seeing it from our house we seem to take it for granted. Hopefully, the forest will never be spoiled and will be there for all that want to enjoy the peace that you experience when visiting. It is...More

Thank BC600
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My time over the years was spent finding and photographing as many of the trees in the Forest that have a Name Plate the size of a street nameplate alongside them. White Road Oak Old Paunchy Amity Oak Saddle Oak One Saddle Oak Two King...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Went there for a few bike rides and thoroughly enjoyed it. A bit hilly but a lovely ride down Grand Avenue to Eight Walks. Also at the end of Column Ride is the Ailesbury Column, built in the 18th century to celebrate Mad King George's...More

Thank Ringer J
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Severnake Forest is simply beautiful. It has areas of beautifully cut grass and areas that have been left more to nature. We built a 'den' from branches lying on the ground. There are some ropes hanging from trees for swinging on. The picnic tables and...More

Thank sunflowers364
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Savernake forest is a lovely place to visit with lots of nice walks , try to avoid bumping into the nut case of Savernake ( lord cardigan ) he will argue with his own shadow !! The forest also has a picnic area and camping...More

Thank chris_a_ward
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is such a beautiful, ancient forest tucked away on the outskirts of Marlborough. I have been here a lot over the years and it really is a great place with so much you can do such as walks, BBQ, picnic tables, cycling etc. A...More

Thank geebeee13
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Dean H
16 October 2017|
Response from Hywel D | Reviewed this property |
I've seen a few people with them, unsure of the rules around them... I would go ahead but maybe keep any digging to a minimum.
1 October 2017|
Response from Derek F | Reviewed this property |
Campsite at Postern Hill will tell you where you can ride. All private roads run by Forestry commission and Savernake trust. Never seen any Cyclists. Watch out for hidden ditches Etc. when you riding off road to avoid... More
Lisa C
9 May 2017|
Response from Derek F | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up, you can book if you like but esier to turn up early...