Witley Commons Natural Play Trail
Our Natural Play Trail is a great place to let your children explore and enjoy playing in the woods.
The “Wild about Witley” playtrail provides plenty of opportunities for children to practise climbing, balancing and being intrepid adventurers. It is suitable for children of mixed ages and abilities and was designed with the help of pupils from local schools, working together with National Trust staff and volunteers. Inspired by nature and the history of the commons, it was funded by the generous support of a local donor.
Some elements of the trail were designed around the wildlife you might see on the commons, such as the hop logs. These reflect the tiny jumps of the Robin right up to the bounding leaps of the Roe deer. Other features of the trail remind us of the military history of the commons, where soldiers would have clambered over A-frames and crawled through tunnels as part of their daily training exercises.
The timber used for the trail was all sourced on site using sustainable methods.