The forest is set in the picturesque village of Hillsborough and is adjacent to Hillsborough Fort. Very popular with visitors and dog walkers, the forest which covers an area of almost 200 acres, has Waymarked routes providing a variety of different walks to suit everyone.
The whole of the lake area is a forest wildlife sanctuary and is home to a wide variety of birds and animals. Look out for the many species of resident and over wintering waterfowl, especially swans and several varieties of duck. Two red graded forest trails, allow the casual walker access around the lake and to the back of the forest past the Fox Fort rath.
After your walk, The Vintage Tea Rooms are ideal for a coffee and a natter!