Explore Comer Woods, Dudmaston Estate
- 26 January 2024
Blow away the cobwebs and enjoy woodland walks all year round in Comer Woods. With plenty of waymarked paths and trails, put your walking shoes on and explore parts of Comer Woods you've never ventured to before.
Set against a landscape of ancient woodland, productive conifer plantations and brimming pools, Dudmaston is a large working estate. With miles of footpaths across the countryside and woodland, visitors are welcome to explore large parts of Comer Woods all year round.
Car parks in Comer Woods, Hampton Loade and the Sawmill are perfect starting points for exploring the woodland and countryside. Check the website for opening times.
Follow our waymarked trails to enjoy fresh air and leisure time outdoors, there's plenty of opportunity to get out into the woodland on foot or by bike.
The car park at the Old Sawmill is also a great starting point for a relaxing walk around the three pools in Comer Woods.
Download this map to help guide your way in the woodland. Cyclists, walkers and horse riders use these woods, so look out for one another, noting which paths are shared or recommended sole use.
At the banks of the River Severn, along the southern tip of the estate sits Hampton Loade. Start your walk from Hampton Loade to appreciate the full extent of this large estate.
Visit Quatt village
The name 'Quatt' is thought to come from two sources. The Celtic word for wood, 'coed' and the Saxon word for farm 'tun'. Joined together, 'Coed-ton' means village in the wood. The village appears as 'Quatone' in the Doomesday book.
The village may be small but it's full of character. Pay a visit to the church, enjoy the architecture or stop off at the farm shop café. Quatt village hall is a lively and welcoming venue with events running throughout the year. Keep up to date with what's happening on its website.
Cycling in Comer Woods
Bring your bikes and try out the Explorer trail in Comer Woods. This mixed surface route is perfect for beginners, families and those not ready for road cycling just yet. Hire a balance bike in Comer Woods and teach your child to cycle in beautiful, traffic-free surroundings.
For your own safety, please ensure your bike is in good condition, you are in good health and appropriate protection is worn.
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 finishing the trail.
Mountain bike trail in Comer Woods
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.
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