Shaw Forest Park
Shaw Forest Park is currently a 40-hectare community woodland approximately 3km north-west of the centre of Swindon. There is a small car park on site, accessed via Mead Way at the Hillmead Roundabout, which is free of charge.
Originally Old Shaw Farm Landfill, it has slowly reforested over a number of years. It now boasts an array of habitats ranging from ash/willow woodlands to scrub land containing juniper and alder. Shaw Forest Park is wholly owned by Swindon Borough Council.
The park provides an exceptionally wide range of habitats, such as:
- Wildflower meadows
- A couple of ponds recently improved for amphibian species
These habitats are home to a correspondingly large variety of life, including:
- Birds of prey
- Several bird species considered rare
- Large mammals (including roe deer and foxes)
Dogs are welcome!
The Ranger Team organizes a large number of fun and educational events - for full details please see our Events Calendar