Alice Holt Forest

Alice Holt Forest is a fantastic place to take young cyclists or those looking for a shorter, more manageable route. Only 3 miles long and with a wide path, the Alice Holt Family Cycle Trail is ideal for gaining confidence on the bike and enjoying a relaxing time in the forest.

There are a number of short trails throughout the forest for you to try including an Easy Access Trail for wheelchair users as well as a figure-8 All Ability Cycle Track.

The cycle hire also has a fleet of adaptive cycles enabling visitors with disabilities to have a fantastic time cycling in this beautiful forest.

Alice Holt Forest is managed by the Forestry Commission.


Alice Holt Forest is located between Farnham and Blacknest in Surrey, near the famous family attraction, Birdworld.

Let’s Pedal

Alice Holt Forest offers the All Ability Cycle Track located behind the Playwood, a figure-8 loop where cyclists of all abilities can practise their cycling skills.

The Alice Holt Family Cycle Trail is a 3-mile (4.8 km) loop of the forest suitable for children and adults of all ages. Explore the woods and see a wide range of plant and animal habitats. Enjoy a picnic half way around the loop in one of the meadows. Clearly signposted, the Family Cycle Trail is an easy ride with some hills thrown in to make the ride more interesting.

Route Distance

FromToDistance (Miles)Distance (Km)
Alice Holt Visitor CentreAlice Holt Visitor Centre34.8


You will find refreshments available at:

Alice Holt Visitor Centre Café


Toilets are located at:

Alice Holt Visitor Centre

Cycle Hire available at:

Alice Holt Forest Cycle Centre

Tourist information available at:

Alice Holt Visitor Centre

How to get here

By Car

Alice Holt Forest is located at Bucks Horn Oak, approximately 4 miles south-west of Farnham of the A325 from Wrecclesham or Sleaford.

Car Parking

Pay and Display parking available in the forest:

Car ParkLocationPostcodeCost
Alice Holt Forest Car ParkAlice Holt ForestGU10 4LS1 hour, £2, £3*
2 hours £3.50, £5*
3 hours £5, £7*
4 hours £6.50, £9*
All day £8, £12*

* Peak pricing applies at weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. Off-peak pricing applies all other times.

The Discovery Pass annual permit is also available for Alice Holt Forest priced at £70 and includes a number of discounts and other benefits.

By Cycle

National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 224 from Bentley Station passes through Alice Holt Forest where it meets NCN 22 from Rowledge or Lindford.

By Train



  • Distance (miles): 3
  • Distance (km): 4.8
  • Start: Alice Holt Visitor Centre
  • Finish: Alice Holt Visitor Centre
  • Type: Forest trail
  • Surface: Tarmac, gravel, earth
  • Sat Nav: GU10 4LS


  • Car Park
  • Cycle Hire
  • Free Entry
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Tourist Information

Cycle Hire

Alice Holt Forest Cycle Centre

Alice Holt Forest
Bucks Horn Oak
GU10 4LS

Opening Times

Alice Holt Forest is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day)
Opens at 8am and closes at:
5.00pm (December – February)
6.00pm (March)
7.00pm (April)
9.00pm (May – September)
7.00pm (October)
6.00pm (November)
Visitor Centre: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm Sat/Sun 9.00am-5.00pm


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