The largest forest in the Somme: 4,300 hectares of beech and oak trees through which you can walk, cycle or ride on horseback; 23 remarkable trees (look for the Richard beech tree, a veritable plant monument), 8 waymarked trails, 47 km of bridle paths. The famous Battle of Crécy took place here.
With its 4,322 hectares, Crecy Forest Estate is the county's largest growing stock. Beech and oak are the forest's main species. A map of Crécy Forest (on sale in local Tourist Offices and bookshops) with its 23 remarkable trees, 8 waymarked walks (including the 'Muscardin' circuit: leaflet available from the Crécy tourist office), 47km of bridlepaths and other facilities. Permanent orienteering course "Clairière du Muguet" (45 fixed markers): entry permit and map available by advance booking at the Forest Centre. Play/sports trail (18 points) around the picnic area. Don't forget to take all your rubbish with you! Maps of the state owned forest of Crécy (available from Crécy-en-Ponthieu Tourist Information office) will help you find your way around. For groups of more than 10 people, you must first obtain permission for this activity from the French authorities: ONF, Maison Forestière de Forest Montiers, 18 route Nationale 80120 FOREST MONTIERS.
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