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.
- Free entry
- Free parking
- Historical Interest
- Rural location
- Picnic's welcome
Directions & Parking