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Explore Stapleford Woods
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

The place for a peaceful walk which plays host to a large number of exotic trees. 

A surfaced trail is available from the main car park and picnic site.

White Trail
  • Easy
This surfaced easy access trail meanders through some interesting woodland.

What do other visitors say?

Please can you get some dog poo bins. It is getting full of discarded dog poo bags! Also heard 'travellers' are going in at night with dogs and killing deer and foxes. Something needs to be done

Anonymous, 31/Jan/2016

In answer to your query we have looked into the provision of dog waste bins at our sites, but due to the size of our landholding and the numbers of users this is not an economically viable use of taxpayers money. It has also been our experience on other sites where bins have been provided, that the issue has not reduced, and it has also resulted in other anti-social activities such as the bins being set alight. Therefore to control the litter we do have a Contractor who clears the car park on a weekly basis, but also have to rely on visitors to treat the forest appropriately, including dog owners acting responsibly. We have had no previous reports of the issues regarding the wildlife in the forest, however I will advise our Wildlife Ranger of your concerns.

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Hi i have noticed some pink dots painted on some trees here recently is it okay to go and chop these trees down or any trees in Stapleford Woods ?

Anonymous, 21/Nov/2015

Hi, no you cannot cut down trees in FC woodlands without permission. The trees have been marked with a pink dot as they have been prepared for sale in the July tender. These will then be removed by the contractor that buys them.

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I am thinking of doing some camping. I am a responsible person and as ex-forces i know about camp safety and sensible fires safety too and i will take all litter home with me. what are the By-Laws regarding this?

Russ, 13/Jul/2014

Hi Russ, here is a link to the byelaws. You can't camp in the woods and have fires without permission to do so. Permissions are not being granted for this kind of activity. If you want to stay out in the woods and have fires please talk to Karina at Sherwood Bushcraft and see what she offers.

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • No official trails but bikes are welcome.
  • Information
  • Information board is in the car park near the start of the trail.
  • Orienteering
  • Map available from local orienteering club.
  • Parking
  • Free parking in the car park off Stapleford Lane/Coddington Lane.
  • Picnic
  • Is in the car park.
  • Walking
  • An easy access trail starting in the car park.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SK857 561

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Opening & Parking

Free parking in the car park off Stapleford Lane/Coddington Lane.

Related documents

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified