Route details

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    7.25 miles 

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    3 hours

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    OS Explorer maps 245

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    OS Grid Ref

    SK 18271 22824

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    Rangemore (DE13 9RW) 

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    Path type

    Roads, unsurfaced paths, tracks, woodland trails and farmland

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    Unsurfaced paths may become muddy in wet weather

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  • NFW Stage 11 - Eastbound

    NFW Stage 11 - Eastbound

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  • NFW Stage 11 - Westbound

    NFW Stage 11 - Westbound

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This stage takes you through the heart of Needwood Forest, former hunting grounds from the 13th century. This well-wooded landscape is threaded by a network of wide straight roads, the original “rides” through the ancient forest. It is a sparsely populated area with a number of stately homes with large estates.


Walk highlights


Rangemore is located within the ancient Needwood Forest. Rangemore Hall on the outskirts of the village has historical connections to Burton upon Trent’s famous Bass brewing dynasty and has welcomed royal visitors. Today the Hall has been converted into exclusive residential apartments.

Byrkely Park

Byrkley Park estate was originally part of Needwood, at a time when wolf, wild boar and fallow deer roamed the forest. The magnificent grounds are now home to St. George’s Park National Football Centre, opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in October 2012.

Jackson's Bank

This woodland is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and is a valuable nature conservation site. Coniferous planting is being replaced by native broadleaf trees and the wood is home to bluebell, wood anemone, wild garlic and wood spurge.


Yoxall is an attractive Needwood village situated on the River Swarbourne. The main street features several timber framed buildings dating from the 14th century and a number of fine 18th century farmhouses in red brick. 


  • Car Parking
  • Grassy Paths
  • Picnic Area

Where to eat

  • The Deer Park 
  • Meynell Ingram Arms

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