VisitWoods.org.uk hosts information from many landowners about woods that are open to the public. Landowners represented include the Forestry Commission, National Trust, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, councils, organisations and individuals. VisitWoods is hosted by the Woodland Trust, and includes information on their woods, too.
With over 11,500 woods in our database we can't visit them all, so we need you to share your experiences. On every wood's page you can share photos, stories and information about the wood and tell other people what they can find there using our features symbols.
For more information about a specific wood please visit the landowner's website before contacting us. A link to the landowner's website, if available, is on each wood page just under the blue 'join in' box.
Read our guide for new visitors to discover which woods are open and when, where can you go in the woods, using a Sat Nav and finding car parks
Our guide to adding a wood
Read our guide for landowners
How to use our search facility
Making the most of our maps
How to tell us about data changes, including how to report inappropriate content
Find out what you can do in woods
Learn more about forest schools
Download our guide to identifying wildlife, plus reporting sightings.
Dealing with potential problems in woods. If you find a problem, you should usually contact the landowner.
Why not visit our 'Help VisitWoods grow' page to learn how to add photos, comments, descriptions, features and more?
Wood pages have links to the landowner's website (where available). Check out their website before making contact to see if the answer is already available. Alternatively, use the 'Question about this wood?' link and your message will be forwarded if possible. We are unable to forward questions about some woods - usually labelled 'a privately owned (open to the public) wood'.
For general information or to contact the Woodland Trust, please visit the Woodland Trust website. Please visit the Green Tree Award page for information about this scheme.
Some woods have a red box on their page asking if the wood is still open to visitors. If this is present, and the wood is closed permanently, simply click 'no' and submit the form. If this form isn't present, please contact us. If a wood is closed temporarily (eg for tree felling or shooting) please post a comment on the wood page instead to let other visitors know.
A wood will typically be removed only where:• Access is not permitted or possible• The landowner no longer wishes to be included• The site is no longer in receipt of a grant that specifies public access• There is a health and safety issue that cannot be resolvedIf you believe a wood should not be listed on VisitWoods please contact us. There are various checks and processes that need to take place before we can remove the wood but we will work as swiftly as possible to address your concerns, especially where public safety may be an issue.
The Animal Health Trust has a dedicated website on Seasonal Canine Illness. It is unclear what causes this illness which affects dogs. If you have concerns about your dog, you should always take them to a vet to be checked immediately.
Things to do
Benefits of visitingwoods