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Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood, Forestry England Visitor Centre, Fineshade, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3BB
0300 067 4340
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at Fineshade Wood review

Fineshade Wood is a large forest north of Corby in Northamptonshire. There is plenty to do in the forest including walks, cycling and some great play areas.

The forest has some exciting play areas including tree houses in the woods. There is plenty to climb and play on including some fun houses/dens made of wood. If you fancy building your own den there is plenty of wood to give it a try. There is also the Oak Leaf play area for younger children.

There are three trails great for families including an easy access trail and two longer trails to choose from. Plus a family cycle trail. This is a circular route and is the easiest of their routes at five miles long. There are some more adventurous trails and you can hire bikes from the centre.

Why not try their fun, navigational challenge at Fineshade Wood using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the woods. You can pick this up for just £1.50. There is also a Gruffalo sculpture in the woods. They also have forest activity bags to hire out.

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FAQ and Further Information Fineshade Wood

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Forest with walks, cycling and some great play areas. There is a Gruffalo orienteering trail and forest activity bags. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. The forest is free to visit. There is a small charge to park and there may be a small charge for some of the trail activities.

Is there parking?

There is a pay and display car park which costs £5.50 all day, cheaper options for shorter visits are available.

When are they open?

Fineshade Wood is open all year round, except for Christmas Day. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome.

Are they accessible?

Fineshade Wood
Fineshade Wood
Fineshade Wood
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Fineshade Wood
Photos credited to Forestry England

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