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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.

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.

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

What do other visitors say?


Is the forest open to public 24/7?

Thank you :)

Anonymous, 30/Apr/2015

Thank you for your enquiry, Micheldever is open every day. Closures may occur in extreme weather or during harvesting work but these would be clearly signed.

Forestry Commission Response

Could anyone give me an update on the Micheldever woods bluebells please??

Ros O'Dell, 20/Apr/2015

Please check the 'Latest News' section at the top of this page for the most recent update on the bluebells.

Forestry Commission Response

Where is the best place to see the bluebells and how do I access them?

Anonymous, 20/Apr/2015

Please see 'detailed directions' on the right-hand side of this page for the small car park on site. From here, there is a surfaced path going in to the woods, which will give you the best views.

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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


OS Grid ref: SU530363

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Recreation Officer
0300 067 4448

Opening & Parking

There is a small car park on Northington Lane.
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