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Explore Stapleford Woods
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

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?

When we arrived there were a few families with their young children on motorbikes completely ignoring the signs about there being no motorbikes. They obviously spoil it for everyone else. The different paths were not very well marked. Lastly and more importantly there is absolutely no excuse for not providing dog poo bins. A lot of people use the woods to walk their dogs and people were dumping the full poo bags all over the place. This is not their fault and to say they should take them home is silly. Also I have never seen so much dog poo all over the place and me and the children all stood in some. I know that's not your fault but with poo bags everywhere perhaps people can't see the point in using them. I'm not sure we'll go back I think you need to invest some money into the wood including POO BINS!

Philip Roberts, 4/Feb/2017

Your comments below on Stapleford Wood has been passed to me as the Forester covering these woodlands. In answer to your comment we have looked into the provision of dog waste bins/litter 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 have a contractor to collect this in the vicinity of the car parks on a weekly basis, but we do have to rely on visitors to treat the forest appropriately, including dog owners acting responsibly.

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walkiing in stapleford woods is fabulous i was brought up in the village , but cannot understand why there are no rubbish bins around , the amount of rubbish and doggy bags that were aroundthe area was disgusting.please please lets have BINS .

joyce taylor, 6/Jan/2017

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you have enjoyed the woodland and your concerns regarding the litter you found there. In answer to your query we have looked into the provision of dog waste bins/litter 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 have a contractor to collect this in the vicinity of the car park on a weekly basis, but we do have to rely on visitors to treat the forest appropriately, including dog owners acting responsibly. The Forestry Commission does try to encourage responsible dog ownership on our sites through the medium of signage, working with the Kennel Club to promote this within the rural environment, by requesting the owners to either 'bag it and bin it at home', or disposing of the debris well off the path.

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Hi do they do archery in the woods?

Sean, 5/Oct/2016

Hi, we don't have archery here at Stapleford wood but we do have archery clubs in a few of our other woodlands. If you wold like more details please check out the National Field Archery Association website.

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Last updated: 14th April 2016

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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.
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Location

OS Grid ref: SK857 561

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Contact

Opening & Parking

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

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Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

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