One Estate - Connecting Comer Woods

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We're improving access to Comer Woods to help supporters experience more of the 3,000 acre Dudmaston estate. Over the next 5 years, this will include improvements to visitor infrastructure, on-going conservation work and developments to our visitor offer.

The Dudmaston estate extends either side of the A442 between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster, with the hall and garden to the south west and Comer Woods to the north east. We're currently working to connect the different parts of our estate and create more opportunity for outdoor exploration, every day of the week.

The woodlands have sustained the Dudmaston estate for centuries, through pioneering forestry techniques and expert wood craftsmanship. By connecting Comer to our existing visitor routes, we're working to inspire and share a deeper connection with our woodland heritage.

Getting to Comer Woods

From Bridgnorth

Follow the A442 out of Bridgnorth towards Kidderminster. Drive through the village of Quatford. You’ll pass two roadside cafes (on opposite sides of the road) and Hollins caravan park. The entrance to Comer Woods will be on your left.

From Kidderminster

Follow the A442 towards Bridgnorth. Pass through the village of Quatt and the main entrance to Dudmaston Hall on your left. After half a mile, you’ll drive down a hill and approach a 40mph limit. The entrance to Comer Woods will be on your right just after the speed limit signs.

Car parking

Comer Woods car park is open 8am-8pm every day during the summer.

To reach the woodland, please use the Comer Woods or Old Sawmill car parks. Both of these car parks open every day. Please do not park at Dudmaston Hall as there isn't a safe walking route to the woodland from here.

Parking is free for National Trust members. Please scan your membership card in the parking machine to receive your free ticket. Everytime you visit and scan your card, Dudmaston receives money which helps to pay for on-going maintenance and conservation projects in the woodland. Thank you for supporting us.

Parking in Comer Woods is £1.50 for 90 minutes or £3 for the whole day. Please display your ticket on your windscreen or dashboard.

Walking in Comer Woods

Bring your bikes

Bring your bikes and try out the new Explorer trail in Comer Woods. This mixed surface route is perfect for walkers, families and those not ready for road cycling just yet.

For your own safety, please ensure your bike is in good condition, you are in good health and appropriate protection is worn.

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Cycling

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This two mile, woodland trail around Comer Woods on the Dudmaston Estate is perfect for a family bike ride with a picnic stop on route.

Pack a picnic and stop off at the Scout camp, it's a great place to pause and refuel. A little further along the Explorer trail, there's a great spot for den building. Challenge your family to build the best woodland shelter before continuing on your way.

Experience the woodland at a faster pace

The Mountain Bike trail in Comer Woods is graded red technical which means it's suitable for competent riders. This challenging, cross country route is narrow and steep in places, with some fast paced descents.

Refuel at the Shepherd's Hut

We're open every day during the school holidays, 10am-3pm.

Stop off for refreshments after a bike ride in the woods
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Stop off for refreshments after a bike ride in the woods

The Shepherd's Hut is our catering facility in Comer Woods, near the barn in Heath Meadow. It's perfect for families and dog walkers who want to grab food on the go. Hot and cold drinks, a selection of home made cakes and ice creams are available here.

Everytime you treat yourself to something on the go, you're helping to look after Dudmaston and protect it for everyone to enjoy for years to come, so thank you.