Bucklers Forest

Parks & Walks


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Bucklers Forest is 100 acres of managed forest and heathlands. There is a relatively small carpark here so try and avoid peak times if you can.

This site has only opened to the public in recent years as it was previously the home of the Transport Research Laboratory. You are still able to see many of the original features of the laboratory on your walk such as the impressive fire tower or the skid pad where roundabouts used to be tested.

There are 3 walks you can do, short (1.3km) medium (2.4km) or long (3.6km) and there are plenty of maps and signage to ensure you don’t get lost on your route.

Buggy friendly 

Photos kindly supplied by Molly McGill

Open hours

Monday06:00 - 21:30
Tuesday06:00 - 21:30
Wednesday06:00 - 21:30
Thursday06:00 - 21:30
Friday06:00 - 21:30
Saturday06:00 - 21:30
Sunday06:00 - 21:30