Savernake

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The old Forest of Savernake is derived from ancient wood pasture management, and has many veteran trees - it is predominantly SSSI. Savernake Forest, lying between Marlborough and Hungerford, is privately-owned by the Earl of Cardigan and his family Trustees. It extends to some 4,500 acres, and is the only-privately owned Forest in Britain. Much of its timber rights are leased to the Forestry Commission. Running right through the middle of the Forest is Capability Brown's 'Grand Avenue'. This avenue of beech trees - now a Private Road - was laid out in the late 1790's, and at just over 4 miles long it stands in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest Avenue in Britain.


Forestry Commission have an extensive campsite just inside the northern boundary of the Forest. Leave Marborough on the A346 (Burbage/Salisbury) Road, and the campsite is on the top of the first hill you come to. It has facilities both for tents and for caravans. There are also numerous proper BBQ hearths there, with tables and chairs provided.

TypeOverall vote
Barbecue:4.7/10
Walk:7.3/10
Popularity rank: #1323
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Wiltshire, Wessex, South West England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Savernake Forest, Postern Hill

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Postern Hill is a large site set amongst mature oak trees.
There is ample parking and a large open area with picnic tables and BBQ's.

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Via M4, at junction 15 take the A346 through Marlborough, Savernake forest is accessible from there onwards.

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Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Address: Savernake Estate Office, Savernake Forest, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3HP, UK
Phone: +44 1672 512161
Email: savernakeestate@hotmail.com

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