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Swinley Forest from Bagshot

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Swinley Forest from Bagshot is a 8.7 kilometer loop trail located near Bagshot, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 8.7 km Elevation Gain: 181 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular forest walk into Swinley Forest starting from Vicarage Road in Bagshot. The walk passes though a lovely mix of landscapes including pine forest, mixed woodland and open heath. There's plenty of opportunity to enjoy wildlife with both deer and a huge variety of birds in plentiful supply. The route has a few climbs and descents and there are no stiles, just a few gates. The forest tracks and paths are reasonably well made but of course can get muddy after periods of wet weather. This section of the forest is a popular mountain bike area so you will be sharing the paths with bikes and some areas of the forest are grazed using Belted Galloway cattle so take care with dogs. There are no toilet or refreshment facilities on route. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful sunny day - glad of the woodland shade. So peaceful and relaxing - we didn’t find it at all boring. Just what was needed after a busy week at work. Pine plantations, birds of prey and shimmering dragonflies. Hard to park in Vicarage Road - parked slightly more towards the village. Hardly saw anyone else - just a few cyclists.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to follow but quite boring except the first bit. Just got wide tracks through plantations. No views as such. Very suitable for biking.

hiking
1 month ago

Pleasant easy walk with just the one gentle hill. We did it on a warm summers Friday and enjoyed the long shady stretches. Amazingly quiet considering it’s a stones throw from London and it was the school holidays. Hardly saw a soul.

walking
4 months ago

Enjoyable walk. Easy to follow route with a few hills. Quite a few cyclists around the day we did the route but most of the paths are wide so no problem.

5 months ago

First half was very pleasant. Long final stretch got a bit boring, and was hot on a sunny day.

7 months ago

I've lived in this area, and been a regular visitor, for 25 years. This walk took me to parts of the forest that I'd never visited before and taught me a few things I didn't know about the forest. I didn't find the wooden post with red arrows and the fenced ancient lane - I'll just have to do the walk again and have another look!

Sunday, May 07, 2017

6th May 2017 - lovely walk through Swinley Forest and saw very few people. enjoyed sighting at least 8 varieties of birds including Siskins, Buntings and kites.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Great walk. Really enjoyed it.

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