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Orienteering course
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Length of trail:

- miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

There are twenty permanent orienteering posts scattered throughout this interesting and diverse forest. The map has suggestions of routes you may take depending on what type you are aiming for e.g easy, moderate or difficult. Or if none of them suit, you can just make up your own!
Maps are available from the Forest Office or the Cafe in the Woods.

Please note:   October 2016  We are currently in the process of moving some of our orienteering posts within Wendover Woods. The post numbers being moved are 1, 2, 6, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19 and 20. Please be aware if using an old map that these may not be locatable.

Please contact the office on 0300 067 4160 if you would like further information. New maps are now available at the office, and soon to be available at the café.


What do other visitors say?

please could you let me know how I can get orienteering maps for Wendover woods please

Graham Lumley, 22/Mar/2016

Yes, maps are available from the Café in the Woods. They can also be bought from the Forest Office, at the bottom of the hill opposite Harebridge Lane Industrial Estate. The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Excellent course, and tough if you reach all 20 control points. A good challenge.

Sam White, 23/Jul/2015

Hi - I would like to bring some students one afternoon to do some orienteering. Please could you tell me any costs. Also, we would like to do some in the afternoon and stay and do a circuit in the dark. Is that possible. Thanks.

Andy Riley, 23/Jan/2014

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What's Here?

  • Walking
  • Cafe
  • Café in the woods open 09.30 - 17.00 daily (except Christmas Day)
  • Cycling
  • The stoned roads are part of the family cycle trail so you may encounter cyclists on these.
  • Horse riding
  • The stoned road network is suitable for riding so you may encounter riders whilst Orienteering.
  • Orienteering
  • 20 permanent orienteering points scattered through the woodland.
  • Picnic
  • There are several picnic tables at the top of the woods along fro the main car park.
  • Play area
  • Children's Play Area near the Café in the Woods
  • Trim trail
  • 10 station trim trail around the Iron Age Hill fort.
  • Viewpoint
  • Viewpoints throughout the woods.
  • Wildlife
  • The wildlife hide is on the Firecrest Trail.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SP 887 105
Postcode: HP22 5NQ

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Wendover Woods Office

0300 067 4160 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings) 07796 313507 all other times
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