Things to see and do at Witley and Milford Commons

Explore our easily accessible footpaths and get outdoors surrounded by nature and wildlife.

Peaceful footpaths

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and explore our many footpaths and bridleways. Follow the well-signposted trails; there’s so much to see. On a late spring evening you may be lucky to hear the song of a nightingale.

Our self-guided trails

There're two self-guided trails for you to enjoy. The longer Heathland Hike is around 3 miles (4.82km) and takes you through both Witley and Milford Commons, whilst the shorter Nature Trail is just under 1 mile (1.6km) and is perfect for a family walk.

Witley and Milford Common trail guide map (JPG / 1.068359375MB) download

Witley and Milford Common trail guide (PDF / 0.53515625MB) download

Get active

Get fit by jogging along Witley Common’s bridleways or footpaths. A great way to train for longer running events whilst being able to enjoy the stunning scenery.

What can you find?

Come along and find out more about nature - the commons are home to many plants from low-lying heathers to tall Scots pine trees and wildlife such as scaly lizards to beautiful butterflies.

Sensory highlights

Take moment to savour the sights, sounds and smells of nature. Wander through the pine trees and smell the carpet of pine needles and fir cones rising from the damp woodland floor. Listen out for the many resident birds.

Adventures for families

Leave the constraints of town life behind you and let the kids enjoy the freedom of our commons. Dress in old clothes and go on an exciting outdoor adventure - run, jump and explore. See if you can build a den out of sticks...