Western approach path opened at Panshanger Park

March 16, 2021

Panshanger Park is pleased to announce the opening of the Western approach path. The new path is a permissive bridleway which can be enjoyed on foot, horse or bike, and links the western side of the park to the Panshanger Great Oak and the remains of Panshanger house.

The route passes through what used to be the old sand and gravel processing plant before the restoration works were completed. The land has been restored with replaced soils and then seeded with grasses and wildflowers.

Michael Charlton, mineral estates manager for Tarmac, said: “We are very excited to be able to open the new path now the restoration in this area has been completed.

“Following completion of mineral extraction, all areas through the central valley of Panshanger Park have now been restored and have been opened up to the public as a country park and nature reserve. There are now 24km of paths for people to enjoy.

“To help protect the sensitive wildlife habitats and historic feature we ask that all visitors to Panshanger Park keep to the designated paths at all times.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors to Panshanger Park are advised to adhere to local and national restrictions and only visit the park if permitted to do so.

To download a leaflet about the park, including a map of public pathways, please click here.