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The Green Man Sculpture Trail at Tarman’s Copse, Jennett’s Park

Hidden within Tarman’s Copse, which is situated in Jennett’s Park, Bracknell you will discover several pieces of wooden artwork which make up The Green Man Sculpture Trail. Some of the sculptures are found along the paths but others are tucked away in trees – make sure you look up high and low!

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A bit about Tarman’s Copse

Tarman’s Copse is a 24 acre (9.68 hectare) area of ancient woodland. The woodland has been in continual use for over 400 years and would have once been part of the Easthampstead Park estate.

Where do you go to find The Green Man Sculptures?

We parked in the Jennett’s Park Community Hall Car Park (see details below) and then walked down Sparrowhawk Way and onto Blackcap Lane until we reached the edge of Tarman’s Copse. We then followed the path round to our right until we could see Jennett’s Hill play area in the distance and at the picnic bench and map. This is where we entered into the woodland and found our first two green men.

Picnic Bench at Tarman's Copse
The Green Man Trail Bracknell
Map of Tarman's Copse, Jennett's Park

After walking in the woods for a couple of minutes, we then turned right at another sign which said ‘Welcome to Tarman’s Copse’ (see picture).

Sign for Tarman's Copse

It was along the next path that we found some of the most impressive green men. We also found the ‘green eye’ and a ‘fairy door’ in the tree with a carved wooden seat next to it – a prefect opportunity to get a child’s imagination captivated!

We then followed the path round to the left and looped back on ourselves. At the path veering off to the housing estate we went for a quick explore and found a green man hiding in the base of a tree and also a den made from sticks.

Green Man Jennette's Park

We then continued along the main path, until it took us up to the main road, where you will see Osprey Park. We carried on back through the woodland until we came back to where we started. We then found another impressive oak green man.

Before heading back to the car we decided to go back to the start of the walk and instead of heading back into the woodland, we walked along the footpath adjacent to the road ‘Waxwing Park’, this took us up to a very small play area – Redstart Park. En-route we found a wonderful carved bench and also walked past another entrance into the copse and here we discovered another green man up in the trees.

Is the walk Buggy and Dog Friendly

The walk is buggy friendly, just remember it is a woodland so an off road buggy is best, but the paths are flat and set routes through the copse.

The walk is also dog friendly.

What else can we do?

During the walk you will also discover some metal discs on wooden posts, you could take wax crayons and paper to take some rubbings.

There are four play areas situated around Tarman Copse, so this is a good place for a woodland adventure, play in the park and picnic.

The four play areas are;

Jennett’s Hill Play Area – this is the largest play area, which has a two play areas and a multipurpose pitch.

Osprey Park can be found on the edge of the copse and is the second largest play area.

There is then Pigeon Grove Play Area (which we haven’t explored but does not look massive on the map) and alsoRedstart Park which is a small play area and has a swing and see-saw.

There is also a shop opposite the community centre.

Peacock Meadows is also another walk based on Jennett’s Park which you may want to explore in the future, you can also connect it to this walk if you are up for a longer adventure. Tarman’s Copse and Peacock Meadows are a good walk apart for little legs however.

Where can I park?

The nearest parking is at Tawny Owl Square, Bracknell, RG12 8EB, which is a flat walk and a couple of minutes walk from Tarman Copse. The what3words location for the car park is https://what3words.com/fade.haven.clock. Alternative you can park on the road.

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