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.
Families are invited into the deep dark wood this autumn and winter to find The Gruffalo’s Child, who has followed The Gruffalo out of his comfortable cave for a forest trail adventure.
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.
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.
Somewhere to stayFineshade Wood has a Caravan Club site right next to the visitor centre. Groups with public liability insurance can book our youth shelters, which are tucked away in the wood.
We welcome visitors to our horsebox car park, which is the starting point for the horse trail in Fineshade. The route also links with local bridleways, so that you can explore the wider countryside.
Wildlife watchingAlthough 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.