Enjoy a family adventure at Top Lodge, Fineshade Wood. Be challenged by our exciting play areas and cycling, or explore the wildlife and history on foot, before unwinding in the cafe or browsing in the shops.
Find out about me, my owner and my favourite place for a walk in Fineshade Wood, as well as great dog friendly places to eat and sleep near by.
Experience stars in the night sky like never before when visiting Fineshade Woods this winter. Download your beginner's guide to stargazing, then visit our family-friendly "Why stars matter" trail (which follows our Smelters walk trail) to bring the night sky to life and become a forest-star!
Whether you're looking for an easy-going trail for all abilities, to explore the local history, or for a bit of peace and quiet to observe the wildlife, we've got a trail for you.
Enjoy the family cycling route, or challenge yourself with the blue skills loops. Cycle hire, including buggies and trailer bikes, is available on site.
From time to time there are activities and events taking place for people of all ages to enjoy.
Groups with public liability insurance can book our youth shelters, which are tucked away in the wood.
There is also a Caravan Club site at Fineshade that is open to members and non-members alike.
We welcome visitors to our horsebox car park, which is the starting point for the riding trail in Fineshade. The route also links with local bridleways, so that you can explore the wider countryside.
Although red kites often soar above, other wildlife can be seen from the wildlife hide, or whilst you're walking.
The Top Lodge cafe sells a range of locally-sourced food and drink.
What do other visitors say?
Amanda Riddell, 14/Jan/2017
Do you have a pair of Swarowski CL pocket binoculars for sale in your shop? I live in Harborough and would like to see some before buying.
hello I would like to know if I camp there are you aloud to have a campfire for a better experience?
4 Starsdarren, 13/Dec/2016
I give 4stars for the overall site cos its full of interesting history, nature and pathways. I like that it hasnt been developed too much with big play areas etc. As a cyclust I wouldnt change fineshade as its perfect for family rides but Wakerley could surely be enhanced as there are so many potential trails that could be developed with added feature's. Also there seemd a kack of signage warning walkers of the mtb dedicated trail which could lead to nasty accidents or confrontation. I think it is a great place and thank you for what you do.
Forestry Commission Response
Thank-you for your comment, we always like to hear that people enjoy coming to Fineshade. Also, thanks for the suggestion about signage at Wakerley, we will definitely take that on board.