Burnham Beeches is one of my favourite buggy friendly walks. The ancient woodlands are beautiful and there’s plenty to keep little ones entertained along the way too. Some of the trees at Burnham Beeches are several hundred years old!
The site itself is huge at 540 acres and is a mix of woodland, heath, wood pasture and wetland. There are loads of informal paths and many different circular routes that you can take. I still haven’t explored half of it!
This is the route that I’ve taken the last few times I’ve visited as it takes in both the ponds, some of the sensory trail, an amazing old tree trunk shell and boardwalks. We normally do it in just over an hour, but that’s with a LOT of messing around.
We always do this route with the buggy and don’t have any problems. There are a lot of leaves down at the moment and it can be muddy in parts, so if you’ve got a less study buggy then you might struggle. I have an Uppababy Cruz.
One of the things we are enjoying on our Autumn walks at the moment is hunting for mushrooms (thanks to an idea by The Outdoors Mum) and Burnham Beeches is amazing for them!
If you wanted a smoother route that would be suitable for all types of buggy’s then the Lord Mayor’s Drive down the middle is a closed tarmac road. It’s really wide so easy for you to go on a walk with a friend and walk side by side but keeping a bit of a distance between you.
Another route that’s worth a try is the Sensory Trail. This is a great one for little legs as it’s only 1km long and is also buggy friendly. There are 6 sculptures on the trail, with each of them linked to a different sense – look, listen, smell, hear, feel.
Click here to download the PDF map.
Food and Drink
The café is open for takeaway and serves drinks, snacks, cakes and some lunch options.
Best bits: The woods are beautiful, there are several buggy friendly routes and there’s lots to keep your little ones interested.
Worst bits: There’s no playground. If your little ones are anything like Ashley then you’ll get asked for a playground everywhere you go!
Cost: Burnham Beeches is free to visit, just pay for parking.
Pram friendly: Yes
Bike & scooter friendly: Yes
Covid measures: No special Covid measures in place that I noticed, other than the café being changed to takeaway only. However there is so much space here so it’s a great place to visit. Today on our visit the car parks were all full and it didn’t feel busy at all.
Location & parking: Lord Mayors Drive, Farnham Common, Slough. Parking is £3 for the day at weekends and bank holidays, but FREE on weekdays.
Sat nav: SL2 3PS