Wendover Woods is a 325 hectare open access woodland site managed by the Forestry Commission. It is situated on the edge of the Chilterns escarpment and is a great place to take the family, with lots of trails, a cafe, children's adventure playground, a fitness trail. For those that fancy a challenge there is also the Go Ape high wire forest adventure.
Wendover Woods has year-round interest, from beautiful displays of bluebells in the spring to barbecues and picnics in the summer followed by swathes of autumn colours as the trees turn and crisp winter walks. In quieter areas you can watch woodland birds, including the rare firecrest if you're lucky and you may see deer. There is also archaeological interest in the form of Boddington hillfort and the Woods contain the highest point in the Chilterns (267m).
Firecrest Trail: A 2.8 mile signposted trail through the habitat of the firecrest, europe's smallest bird. There is also a bird hide on the trail, set high amongst the trees for a better glimpse of the elusive firecrest.
Family Cycle Trail: A well surfaced trail with climbs and descents. Please note that there is a dedicated down-hill mountain biking facility at nearby Aston Hill for mountain bikers wanting a challenge.http://www.rideastonhill.co.uk/
Easy Access Trail: see downloadable map below.
Horse-riding: there is an extensive network of permissive bridlepaths within the woods. A permit is required to use these trails.
Go Ape: a high wire adventure course through the trees open to adults and over-10's. A great, fun challenge with tarzan swings and thrilling zip wires to add to the excitement! And you get to see the Woods from a whole new viewpoint.
Views of the Vale Walks - circular walks from the centre of Wendover up to Wendover Woods and Coombe Hill
Icknield Way Trail - walking, cycling and riding route
Cafe, toilets, BBQ pits, childrens play area, fitness trail. Network of paths and waymarked trails (including easy access trail), cycle trail. Events, orienteering.
There is car parking at Wendover Woods. There is a railway station and buses service to nearby Wendover www.traveline.org.uk tel 0870 6082608
There are many paths with hard surfaces including a waymarked easy access trail suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet opposite the cafe.
The main entrance is on St Leonards Road, signed from the B4009 between Wendover and Aston Clinton.
Walk leaflets and a Wendover Woods map showing the various trails can be downloaded from the Forestry Commission website. Leaflets are also available from Wendover Tourist Information centre.
Find lots more walks in Buckinghamshire at www.walkinginbucks.co.uk
Dogs on lead at all times.
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