GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

West Woods

4 miles (7 km)

This large area of woodland near Marlborough has miles of hard surfaced cycling and walking trails to try. It's nice for an easy family cycle and there are more challenging tracks for mountain bikers. Walkers can also enjoy various waymarked trails and an easy access route. The woods consist of a beautiful plantation of beech trees with carpets of bluebellsin the spring.
The Wansdyke Path runs through the woods so you could pick this up to continue your exercise. You could also reach the woods from Marlborough by following the Wansdyke Path south west from the town centre for about 2 miles.
If you head east from the woods you can visit the expansive Savernake Forest where there's thousands of acres of woodland to explore.

Postcode

SN8 4DZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

West Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

West Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north west of the forest you can visit the largest stone circle in Europe at the historic Avebury Stones. It's one of the highlights of the area and designated as a World Heritage Site.
A few miles to the north there's Fyfield Down National Nature Reserve and the Grey Wethers. These ancient stones are considered the best assemblage ofsarsenstones in England.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Wansdyke, West Woods, near Marlborough (2) - geograph.org.uk - 409337

Wansdyke bluebells. A view along the ancient earthwork facing north-west.

Picnic site and parking in the West Woods - geograph.org.uk - 2718053

Picnic site and parking in the West Woods

Clatford Bottom - geograph.org.uk - 278331

Clatford Bottom

West Woods, near Marlborough - geograph.org.uk - 789247

West Woods. The woods benefit from a number of tracks, paths and bridleways allowing easy access at all times for those reasonably active.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

West Woods.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)