The Forest covers more than 1,214 hectares (3,000 acres) and includes a genuine Iron Age Fort, The Lookout Discovery Centre, Go Ape and, 24kms of cycling trails which are looked after by Swinley Bike Hub.
For more information, visit the dedicated Swinley Forest website, or follow the links below.
History of Swinley Forest
Like the Great Park, Swinley Forest evolved from one of history’s largest Royal hunting grounds. The gently undulating landscape was perfect for this favourite Norman pastime.
From thrilling adventures to educational hands-on science exhibitions, Swinley Forest is renowned for its unique range of activity and learning experiences. Its undulating trails are alive with adventurers looking to discover the excitement and natural beauty offered by this 3000 acres of rolling evergreen forest.
Forest management is a long-term cycle of planting, thinning and felling trees that can rotate for decades, if not centuries. We balance this with a long-term plan that guides our decisions on timber harvesting, biodiversity and wildlife habitats.