Credenhill Park Wood (Woodland Trust)

Credenhill Park Wood (Woodland Trust)
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With a past as a Roman army depot, medieval deer park and one of the largest Iron Age hill forts in Britain, Credenhill Park Wood is steeped in history. Add to that a range paths to explore, terrific views of the Black Mountains, stunning woodland flowers and a variety of wildlife.
Drifts of bluebells flourish in the ancient broadleaf areas of the Credenhill Park Wood during spring, along with early purple orchid and herb-paris. You may also catch a whiff of the wild garlic which grows in the wood too. Look out for the striking scarlet elf cup fungi peeking out from the forest floor and deadwood areas during winter.
The woodland is formed on a rounded knoll of land so all of the paths have steep sections. The main lower routes that follow contours are surfaced but all other paths are not. Steps and handrails are installed at very steep points as the ground is often wet and slippery.
The Woodland Trust does not allow cycling or maintain biking in this wood.

Entry Cost

The Woodland Trust is able to provide free access to its woodlands thanks to the support of its members. Contact the Woodland Trust to find out how you can help support and keep these woods free for everyone.


Daylight hours
  • Welcomes

    • Free entry
  • Parking

    • Free parking
  • Special Features

    • Historical Interest
    • Rural location
  • Facilities

    • Picnics welcome
Credenhill Park Wood (Woodland Trust)

Directions & Parking

Map pin Credenhill Park Wood
The wood’s main entrance is at the car park just off the Credenhill-Tillington road. Search for Credenhill Woods Car Park in Google Maps.

Caring For The Planet

The Woodland Trust is working hard to restore this ancient woodland and improve the habitats to protect rare species and increase its biodiversity potential. Help us look after this wood by sticking to footpaths and taking any littler home with you.

Credenhill Park Wood (Woodland Trust) Recommends

A climb to the hill fort is well worth it for the views and a narrow steep path runs around the top of the banks.