GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shaw Forest Park

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy some nice walking trails in this community woodland in Swindon. You can park in the car park on Forest Park Road off Mead Way. From here you can pick up the trails to the ash/willow woodland, wildflower meadows, grassland and ponds. Look out for wildlife including roe deer, foxes and various wildfowl. At the north western edge of the park you can visit the pretty Peatmoor Lake.
To extend your outing you can head a mile north and visit Mouldon Hill Country Park. Here you'll find a lake, the River Ray, a section of the North Wilts Canal and nice views from the high points. Also nearby is Lydiard Country Park. Here you'll find 260 acres of lawns, woodlands and pasture to walk or cycle through. Our circular Swindon Cycle Route visits all these parks using signed cycle routes which run through the town.


SN5 7EX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Shaw Forest Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Evergreen trees, Shaw Forest Park, Swindon - - 1705791

Evergreen trees, Shaw Forest Park, Swindon. The bright colour of stand of conifers contrasts with the rather sere-looking winter grass. The houses beyond are in Sparcells, a 1980s residential development.

Pylon, Shaw Forest Park, Swindon - - 1704955

Pylon, Shaw Forest Park, Swindon. The pylon is part of the high-voltage grid and has been here for many years as there was once a relatively small coal-fired power station about a kilometre north of here. The pwer station was demolished and the site redeveloped for housing319888The buildings in the distance are on the western edge of Cheney Manor Trading Estate. It is possible to make out bulldozers engaged in landscaping operations. In the very far distance is Sparsholt Down about 23 kilometres to the east.


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