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Top Walks at Wyre Forest

Located west of Birmingham, Wyre Forest is Britain's largest woodland National Nature Reserve. With its enormous Douglas fir trees, they don’t call Wyre the Valley of Giants for nothing!

Managed by Forestry England, there are three waymarked walking trails to explore and indulge in the benefits of the great outdoors.
There’s no better place to indulge in the benefits of the great outdoors.

So lace up your hiking boots and let’s discover the natural beauty and adventure that Wyre Forest has to offer.

Woodpecker Walking Trail

Valley of the giants! 

Embark on a journey of discovery and enter the 'Valley of the Giants' as you hike on the Woodpecker Walking trail bustling with wildlife and varied flora.
As you hike, you'll pass the magnificent Whittypear, a tree that stands tall and proud, a true testament to the resilience of nature.
Along the way, you'll come across Forestry England’s seasonal learning panels, which provide information about life in the forest.

Trail Length - 3.5 km (2.2 miles)
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Buzzard Walking trail

A woodland adventure.

This hike is perfect for those who want to explore the great outdoors and experience the tranquillity of the forest. Adventure through mixed woodland and forest pools as you embark on the longest of the three walking trails at 3 miles long, where you'll discover a diverse array of landscapes.

Trail Length - 5 km (3 miles)
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Wren Walking trail

Ideal for nature lovers.

Get ready to be surrounded by nature and plenty of opportunities to rest and relax. As you stroll along, keep your eyes peeled for the Go Ape cabin, the sleeping Gruffalo, and the Gruffalo's Child. It's a hike that's perfect for a leisurely stroll and for those who want to take their time to enjoy the scenery. With plenty of benches along the way, it's a hike that's not just good for the body but also for the mind. So come on out and let the adventure begin!

Trail Length - 1.2km (0.8 miles)
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