Explorer trail in Comer Woods
The route offers a 3.5 km safe off-road path through Dudmaston's stunning woodland. The trail is suitable for families to explore, but it's also perfect for cyclists, walkers, runners and adapted wheelchair users to enjoy. Comer Woods car park is open everyday 8am-8pm so you can make the most of the long summer evenings.
We're passionate about getting people outdoors and closer to nature. Our aim is to make access to the woodland as easy as possible and make people feel comfortable about heading off into the countryside.
In partnership with Sport England, the National Lottery and The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Dudmaston is part of a national project to provide multi-use trails, giving you the opportunity to explore more of the estate than ever before.
The trail will take you through ancient woodland, productive conifer plantations and Heath meadow, a great place to spot butterflies in high summer.
Access for all
The Explorer trail is multi-use, intended for walkers, runners, cyclists and adapted wheelchair users. The route is aimed at people who aren’t regularly taking part in activity, not for confident cyclists or mountain bikers.
Cyclists, walkers and horse riders share the woods, so please look out for one another, taking note which paths are suitable for your activity. Towards the end of the Explorer trail, the route splits into two paths, one for walkers and one for cyclists. Both paths meet back in the car park.
Pack a picnic and stop off at the Scout camp, this half-way point along the trail is a great place to pause and refuel. A little further along the route, there's a great spot for den building. Challenge your family to build the best woodland shelter before continuing on your way.
As more families visit Dudmaston, it’s important we can provide a safe place for them to enjoy the wider estate too. A place that they can be active together, safe in the knowledge that they’re in a traffic free environment.
The circular trail has been designed with materials that will mean it can be used all year round, by a wide variety of users.The surfaces are not designed for racing road bikes, but for families looking for an easy, safe route on which they can spend time outdoors together.