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Dales Wood Trail
(Average user rating: unrated unrated)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:

purple

Length of trail:

3 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Trail description

Couple in a wildlife hide.

The Dales Wood Walk is a 3-mile long route. If you wish, you can take a short detour to the Wildlife Hide, where you can view the birds on the feeders or possibly deer on the lawn in the distance. The trail, which is gently hilly in places, winds through a variety of landscapes. It is all on hard surfaces.

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Dogs
  • Educational
  • Toliets
  • Baby Changing
  • Baby changing is available in both the ladies' and gents' toilets.
  • Buses
  • A bus and coach parking area is to the left of the main visitor centre, parking charges apply.
  • Camping
  • Available for groups at the Danish Shelters
  • Caravan Site
  • Caravan Club Site
  • Horse riding
  • There is special parking for horseboxes, parking charges apply.
  • Parking (easy access)
  • There are 5 easy access parking bays 60m from the main visitor centre entrance. Blue badges and parking tickets must be displayed.
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • 1 hour 1.50
    All day 4.00
    After 5pm 1.50
    Coaches 10
  • Picnic
  • Bring a rug and have your picnic sat on the green and enjoy the sun.
  • Play area
  • There are two play areas at Fineshade, one for young children next to the visitor centre and an exciting tree house play area in the woodland for older children.
  • Walking
  • A 3 mile trail through the inclosure which is a mixture of conifers and broadleaves, old and young, with some open areas making it a beautiful and interesting pleasant walk. This path has been graded as moderate with some rough patches and occasional, short, fairly steep slopes.
  • Visitor centre
  • Open 10am till 5pm, throughout the year, except weekdays from November till February, where it closes at 4pm.
  • Wildlife
  • We have an all access wildlife hide on site. Red kites can be seen most days throughout the year.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SP978984
Postcode: NN17 3BB

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Contact

Central District Office

0300 067 4340
sherwood.fdo@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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