Bracknell Forest (Swinley Forest)

Suit: Over 5 year olds off stabilizers.

Terrain: Good surface and well drained forest tracks .There are some hills.

Getting There: From Bracknell town centre follow signs to the “look out discovery centre and coral reef”. Keep following signs over the roundabouts turning right onto the B3430.The entrance to the forest is on the left opposite “coral reef” swimming pool.

Parking: Parking comes at a minimal charge depending on the duration. However the various attractions that the forest offers means it can become very busy at weekends and holiday times.

  1. Go just to the left of the Lookout centre to the adventure playground. Go through the gate and turn left (signposted mountain bike area). Keep straight on following red signs at all junctions. At marker point 10 keep following red signs. There are some steep downhills here so take care.
  2. At junction 3 follow red signs to lake ride. Following the red signs will take you on a circuit around the edge of the mountain bike area, sticking to the wider path. Eventually you should return to marker 3. Fortunately if you do get lost the numbering system can help you find your
  1. At marker 3 take the “lower star post trail”. Keep straight on. At marker 5 take “look out and pudding hill” path. At marker 9 continue following signs for look out. At unsigned junction go right to return to the lookout

Written on December 20th, 2018 by Saddle Safari


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