We recommend that if you are venturing into the forest, you take a map and a mobile phone.  It is not unknown for people to get lost. You can download a map here, or hard-backed copies are on sale at the Visitor Centre for £2.00 (FREE to new and renewing members of the Friends).  A free map of the Pinetum, with the suggested route of the season, is also available from the Visitor Centre.


The Forestry Commission have a series orienteering maps. These are available from the Information Office at £2.00 each.

orienteering 1

The four levels are:

White - Young Children

Orange - Intermediate

Yellow - Beginners

Light Green - Advanced (experienced only)



Geocaching is the outdoor activity of finding containers, left by others, using GPS.  There is a geocaching course created by Alfie55 available at www.geocaching.com. The map is available here.