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.
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.
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.
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.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsSarah, 2/Apr/2016
We had a great family walk along the Gruffalo trail last year and we can't wait to help Stick Man this spring. A great facility, cheap parking, a really worthwhile family day out. The paths are great for pushchairs, there is a shorter walk for toddlers and a great park at the end.
5 StarsAnonymous, 16/Mar/2016
A great spot for the whole family. Lovely cafe and facilities, a good playground and fabulous walks around the forest. The Stick Man walk keeps our toddler happy, the paths are smooth enough for our baby in a pushchair, and the dog always has a great time dashing about the woods
3 StarsAnonymous, 13/Feb/2016
Visisted today and came back with 2 disapointed children. We visisted here because we were hoping to find a gruffalo sculpture which it clearly states on the website you have but were unable to find it after walking along way. We were told by a member of staff that worked in the cycling shop that it was there so they told us where to go but still no gruffalo. It would be useful if you could label where it is that is if it is still there.
Forestry Commission Response
We are sorry you couldn't find the Gruffalo. It is where it has always been, and so we are sorry you were misinformed.