Wood End Thrift, near Marston Moretaine

We planted at Wood End Thrift in early 2015. It’s 11 hectares (or 27 acres) adjoined to the ancient semi-natural woodland of Marston Thrift, outside Marston Moretaine.

Did you know – There is evidence of a 2000 year old iron age enclosure and a 400-800 year old medieval moat on the site. These areas have been left as open spaces.

There are mown and surfaced paths that are level enough for buggies and wheelchairs.

Little girl and her father plant a tree in a field

How to get there:

There is no parking available at this woodland - so please do not drive there!
Access from: 


Jubilee Walk (6.5 miles)


Nearby routes: Circular ride from the Forest Centre (10 miles)

Horse ride

Circular ride from the Forest Centre (10 miles). Horse riding is permitted throughout Wood End Thrift

For more information, or to report an issue at any of these sites please call 01234 767037 or email us.

Run by a charity

If your friends and family use Wood End Thrift then please let them know that it is run by the Forest of Marston Vale (Registered Charity No.1069229) and not the council!

Looking after woodlands is costly - there are benches to be maintained, bins to be emptied, grass paths to be mown and we need your support. Whether you are fundraising for us or even helping us physically look after our sites by volunteering, it all helps us to keep the Forest a growing and thriving place to live, work and play.