Morgrove Coppice - Accessible Trail

Our first accessible route has been specially designed to make spending time in the Forest possible for more people. The different aged trees together with mature hedgerows and grassland provide a rich variety of habitats for wildlife in this area of the Forest.

How to get here

The start / finish point for this walk is Morgrove Coppice car park:

Address: Burford Lane, Spernal
OS Grid Ref: SP 09902 62401
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Facilities and access

This car park and woodland walking route is being provided for your enjoyment and we ask that you donate via the post in the car park or by text. 

The family audio trail is available on this walk. You can download the Forest Trails app for iOS and Android. Learn more about Forest audio trails here.

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0.7 miles
Morgrove Coppice car park
Burford Lane, Spernal
Easy going, accessible for all trail
Audio trail:
The family audio trail is available on this walk

Begin walk

1. Access the Morgrove Coppice car park from Burford lane. When entering the car park please park on the grassed half on your right-hand side. To begin the walk head to the end of the car park furthest from the entrance.
The informational boards in the car park at the beginning of walk
2. Begin to follow the path. When you reach a waymarked post with a bridge to the right continue forward keeping the hedge on your right. The woodland you can see to the right in the distance is Spernal Park wood.
Spernal Park wood is a mix of Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) and Plantations on an Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS). Ancient semi natural woodland means it has had continual forest cover since 1600.
A view across the bridge to Spernal Park
3. Continuing along the path you will pass a bridge to your right. Still following the path, it then starts to gently bend towards the left.
A footpath through a young woodland plantation with a hedgerow lining the pathway on the right
4. You will arrive at a small bridge which will take you in to Morgrove Coppice Wood. As you follow the path through Morgrove Coppice you will find yourself surrounded by trees of all ages.
The pine trees that were planted here in the 60’s have been thinned out in this area to allow us to plant broadleaf trees in their place.
A wooden bridge into Morgrove Coppice woodland
5. Follow the path as it meanders through the wood. At a T junction follow the waymarker and take the path to the left.
A path through the young woodland
6. Following the path you will notice some large Scots pine trees to your right. Keep following the waymarked route until you meet the boardwalk which will appear on your left.
A pathway through mature trees with a Scots pine tree trunk on the right
7. Continue forward on the boardwalk following it to its end as it exits the Morgrove Coppice woodland.
The boardwalk through the Forest at Morgrove Coppice
8. After leaving the boardwalk take the path diagonally to the right through the plantation that leads back to the car park.
The path leading out of the trees into open grassland
End! Well done

Thank you to volunteer David for contributing these wonderful woodland walk photos.