Bois Des Forts is a public park set within a forest several hectares in size just south of Coudekerque Village in Nord de France. It is free to park here as long as you leave it clean.
The forest is full of trails and walkers, cyclists and horse riders are plentiful. This place is beautiful. The wind in the trees sounds like a the rushing of a waterfall and is pierced by the cuck of the oo. Or cuckoo as it’s more commonly known.
Overview of Bois Des Forts
There is car parking for at least twenty cars, campervans and motorhomes.
There is an excellent public toilet that is free to use and self-cleans after every use. The door opens automatically after fifteen minutes. You have been warned!
We could not find any public water tap in apart from in the toilet so no good for filling up your water tank but we drank it without problems.
We saw a number of people with some pretty serious looking fishing gear so presumably there’s something alive in the murky brown ponds.
No swimming allowed in any of the lakes as far as we saw.
The most number of Tortoise Shell butterflies Lou and I have ever seen outside of a butterfly sanctuary. Check out the pic in the gallery below of four mid-flight!
Type of parking:
Public Car Park
In nature. Peaceful.
Public Toilet (Self-Cleaning), Bins, Picnic benches.
Cycling on paths (flat), jogging, walking, fishing (check restrictions)