Parks & Forests

The many parks and countryside sites of Bracknell Forest mean that it’s easy to get back to nature without wandering too far from home.


There are more than 150 parks and countryside sites throughout Bracknell Forest, ranging from small copses and meadows to larger nature reserves and parks.

Some sites, such as Lily Hill Park and South Hill Park near Bracknell town centre, hold Green Flag Awards, which are only given to spaces boasting the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.

The variety of landscapes and habitats across Bracknell Forest helps to support a diversity of plants and animals, with over 20% of the area protected for its important wildlife value. A recent national survey found Bracknell Forest to be the third leafiest area in the UK, with forest and woodland covering 39% of the land. See all parks


With its rich varied landscape and extensive rights of way network, Bracknell Forest has some excellent walking opportunities. See walking trails.

There are lots of places to cycle in Bracknell Forest, from off-road and mountain bike trails at managed sites such as Swinley Forest in the south to signed routes on quiet roads and public rights of way to the north. See cycling routes.

Bracknell Forest caters well for horse riding with bridleways, byways and restricted byways to the north of the borough and tracks in Swinley Forest. See horseriding bridleways.

Events and activities

Bracknell’s parks and countryside play host to many wonderful outdoor events and activities throughout the year. Along with ranger-led walks, bug hunts, photography classes, wildlife surveys and dog shows there’s plenty for all the family to do with BMX and skate parks, play areas, orienteering courses, and sports pitches and courts all within easy reach.

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