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?
1 StarAnonymous, 11/Dec/2015
I can understand the need to selectively close trails when harvesting operations are taking place but I feel the blanket closure of a public right of way for six months is way over the top and quite un-necessary. I regularly walk (or used to walk) from King's Cliffe to Fineshade through the woods, especially in winter when other footpaths are very muddy. With so many alternative routes through the woods I cannot understand why you can't ensure that at least one through route is always open. Please, please will you give this some thought so that local people can continue to enjoy this wonderful resource through the winter.
Forestry Commission Response
The rights of way and all trails are now fully open. There may be some short (less than a day) closures in January 2016, to allow for safe forest machinery operations.
3 StarsJohn Crookes , 23/Nov/2015
I can understand why you might not provide rubbish bins and dog waste facilities but better signage and information on site and the website might encourage people to come better prepared to pack in and pack out.
5 StarsJohn Airey, 8/Nov/2015
I just wanted to thank you for all the assistance you give with the Remembrance 11k run. I've never been to Fineshades Wood before today and I'll definitely be back. Thank you again.