Description and Walk
Just go where you like. There are lots of well trodden paths through the woods, plus the woods extend to both sides of Sandy Lane.
The second part of the woods lies between Sandy Lane and Northwood End Road. There are mountain bike trails on the Northwood End Road side.
There’s plenty to explore. The woods are not so large that you are likely to get lost in them. You could probably walk the perimeter of the whole of the forested area in an hour - though that’s a guess.
The mostly sandy paths can get muddy when it's wet, so it's wise to wear boots on those occasions.
Rowney Warren is jointly managed by the Southill Estate and the Forestry Commission. The wood is predominantly planted with mixed pine trees, but also contains many old oaks and beech trees dating back over 100 years old.
A warren was a place to cultivate rabbit breeding for the purpose of catching and eating them. A warren has existed in Rowney woods since 1252.
See our short video at the bottom of this page.