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.

Map showing walking routes at Morgrove Coppice
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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 display your Friend of the Forest parking permit or donate via the post in the car park or by text. 

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Distance:
0.7 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Start/finish:
Morgrove Coppice car park
Address:
Burford Lane, Spernal
Terrain:
Easy going, accessible for all trail

Begin walk

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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.
Accessible trail waymarker on post at beginning of walk
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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.
View across to Spernal Park wood
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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.
Footpath through open forest with blue sky
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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.
Bridge going into Morgrove Coppice Wood
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5. Follow the path as it meanders through the wood. At a T junction follow the waymarker and take the path to the left.
Path through the woodland in the sunshine
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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.
View of the tops of some tall Scots pine trees with sun shining through
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7. Continue forward on the boardwalk following it to its end as it exits the Morgrove Coppice woodland.
Boardwalk through the Forest at Morgrove Coppice
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8. After leaving the boardwalk take the path diagonally to the right through the plantation that leads back to the car park.
Wooden boardwalk leading out of the trees into open grassland
End! Well done