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Swinley Forest and Wishmoor

This 2,000 hectare area between Bracknell and Camberley forms a substantial part of the Thames Basin Heaths in the county. Much of it is coniferous woodland interspersed with open heath and containing gorse, birch, mires and bogs. A considerable part falls within the Crown Estate lands and has public access. The woodland is the Berkshire stronghold for Firecrests and Common Redstarts and the heath for Dartford Warblers and Stonechats.


Access: Car park at the Look Out Discovery Centre of the B3430 to the north of the site (SU 877 662). Charges apply, closed early in the evening – do not use for Nightjar hunts. Alternatively, kerb-side parking in Kings Ride, Camberley (SU 875 622) and there is a small car park near Caesar’s Camp (SU 854 655). There are toilets, snacks and coffee shop at the Discovery Centre.