St Leonard's Forest
This large area of woodland is located just to the east of Horsham. There are miles of cycling and walking trails to explore with attractive pine woodland, a series of pretty streams with little waterfalls and the Whitevane Pond at the north western end of the forest. There are good wide tracks ideal for a mountain bike or hybrid. There's some steep climbs to try with fun descents. For walkers there are miles of easy flat tracks to enjoy. Look out for wildlife including peacocks and wood warblers.
The forest can be easily reached by following the High Weald Landscape Trail from the centre of Horsham. You could extend your walking along the trail by heading through the countryside to Slaugham and Warninglid.
PostcodeRH13 6PJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
St Leonard's Forest Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
St Leonard's Forest Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
St Leonard's Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
St Leonard's Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Hornbrook Inn is located just to the south of Horsham town centre on the Riverside Walk. This rustic pub has a good menu, beamed ceilings, wood panelling, stone floors and a beer garden to relax in. It's located next to Huxley Birds of Prey Centre which is a good option for a day out. This attraction features falcon & owl flying demonstrations & hands-on visitor encounters.
The forest is perfect for dog walking and you will likely see plenty of other dog walkers in the woods.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The woods are located just to the south of Holmbush Woods and Buchan Country Park on the outskirts of Crawley. You could follow bridleways north to visit the woods and the park where there's good trails and a series of pretty ponds.