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Explore Micheldever Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.8/5)

A large maturing beech wood with some areas of mature conifer and a stunning bluebell display in the spring.Veteran beech tree in a mixed lowland woodland.

There is a surfaced trail that goes from the car park into the wood. Please note that stout footwear is required in wet conditions.

Parking

There is a small car park located on Northington Lane, which is on the south side of the wood. From Junction 9 on M3, travel north on A33, turn right on to Northington Lane. The Car Park is half a mile down the lane on left hand side.

We have identified a problem with google maps, which shows the car park as being located on Chillandham Lane. Chillandham Lane runs along the edge of the wood from north to south. However the car park is actually on Northington Lane, which runs along the edge of the wood from east to west. You will need to be on Northington Lane to find / use the car park.

Postcode SO24 9UB will get you on to Chillandham Lane but please note this postcode is for a private property further along and on the opposite side of the lane to the car park.

Learning Opportunities

Whether you are a school or family there are lots of ideas and downloads  to help you explore and discover the wood. To help you get started with your planning we have created an introductory slide show, lesson plans and a sample risk assessment.  If you would prefer a guided visit our learning partners’ details can be found here.

What do other visitors say?

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The wooden post and rail fence at the Itchen Woods layby has collapsed. It looks as though the posts have rotted and need to be repaced.

Robert Bryant, 22/Sep/2016

Thank you for your comment. it has been passed on to the Beat Forester for the area.

Forestry Commission Response

What time of year is best to visit to see the Bluebells please?

Karen , 26/Jun/2016

The best time to visit Michedever Wood to view the bluebells will be next spring. Keep an eye on this page nearer next spring for updates.

Forestry Commission Response

Hi!

I love these woods and had my bump photos as well as family photos taken here which have come out beautifully!

I was wondering if it is okay to hold a wiccaning there or not. If it is what kinds of permission do I need ect.

Thanks

Laura

Laura , 18/Jun/2016

Thank you for your question. You will need to contact our Permissions department on 0300 067 4601 or e-mail them; southern.permissions@forestry.gsi.gov.uk with details of your request.

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What's Here?

  • Dogs on lead
  • Picnic
  • Cycling
  • There are no waymarked cycle routes but cycling is permitted.
  • Parking
  • There is a small car park on Northington Lane.
  • Walking
  • There is a waymarked trail that goes from the car park and guides the visitor to sites of archaeological interest. The walk takes about 30 minutes, stout footwear required in wet conditions.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SU530363
Postcode: SO24 9UB will get you on to Chillandham Lane but please note this postcode is for a private property further along and on the opposite side of the lane to the car park.

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Contact

General Enquiries

0300 067 4601
enquiries.southern@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Parking
There is a small car park on Northington Lane.

Forest Plans

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