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The Smelters' Walk
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:

yellow

Length of trail:

2 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Trail description

Past & present on Smelter Walk, Fineshade WoodsThe Smelters' Walk is a route suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, on level or gently sloping surfaced paths. Two miles long, it passes through area where iron was once smelted in the forest.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Great family walk, but not ideal for novice youngsters on bikes with stabilisers as witnessed recently

Anonymous, 5/Jul/2015

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Educational
  • Walking
  • 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
  • Dogs
  • Most picnic tables around the visitor centre have dog water bowls and karabiners to attach dogs to. Only registered assistance dogs are allowed within the cafe. Other dogs can go into the Little Barn seating area, when it is available.
  • Dogs on lead
  • We request that dogs are kept on a lead around the car park, play areas and visitor centre grounds.
  • 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
  • There is a seating area in the courtyard of the visitor centre and a picnic area next to each of the play areas. Other picnic tables and benches can be found on the walks.
  • 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.
  • 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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