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Explore Wapley Hill Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Come and discover this historic working woodland. Wapley Hill holds many stories of different uses dating back to the Iron Age.

Today the woodland is managed for productive forestry, but you are welcome to come and walk and enjoy the beech trees and discover the hillfort.

Wapley Hill Trail

Follow the waymarkers through the woodland and up onto the hillfort.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Just been to Wapley Wood this afternoon. Bluebells amazing. Took visitors last weekend but bluebells not at their best but this weekend was well worth going back again. Everything a bit late this year. Keep up the good work.

Ann, 8/May/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Our 3 year old Jack Russell, Bobby, thoroughly enjoyed charging around at high speed enjoying the lots of different smells. Responds well and rarely out of sight unless he hides, which he likes to do, he quickly came

back to my whistle. Unfortunately horse riders seem to have regularly ignored the signs which identify the walking paths are not bridle ways. Whilst Bobby really enjoyed running through the mud it was not so good for my wife and I (2 elderly pensioners). It's a pity horse riders are not more thoughtful as they expect every courtesy when on the roads. Perhaps they could think about other who use Wapley Woods. Thanks for a very enjoyable afternoon walk

Gordon Smith, 14/Feb/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

We live just 7 miles from Wapley Wood and love taking our dog there for walks. The red signs are excellent to follow any time of the year. We have just got back from a walk there and after the wet winter we have had it has been pleasant walking. Looking forward to blue bell time again.

Patricia, 14/Feb/2016
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Last updated: 18th August 2016

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What's Here?

  • Ancient Monuments
  • Parking
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Horse riding
  • There are no Bridleways within this woodland please keep to the forest roads.
  • Picnic
  • There are picnic tables close to the car park.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SO358621
Postcode: LD8 2HU

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Nicola Cowell
Recreation Ranger
0300 0676977

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