An area of new woodland, scrub and open grassland, with lots of paths to explore and wildlife to spot. There are also ponds and the Siston Brook rushes along the woodland’s eastern boundary. Some of the pathways are suitable for wheelchairs. The orienteering trail, installed by Wildways Project, has five courses of differing challenge levels and accompanying downloadable maps and information.
See if you can find the ‘waymarker’ engraved steel plaques, along the route, which illustrate a plant or animal found at the Forest Park. Why not take a rubbing of the plaques, while you’re there? The park was once the site of clay pits and a pipe works next to a railway line and a coal mine. If you look among the bushes you may find fragments of glazed ceramic pipe of the sort once used for drains.