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

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.

What do other visitors say?

When would be a good weekend to come down from Manchester to Micheldever woods to see the bluebell's in full bloom?

Christine, 29/Jan/2016

Thank you, that is a really good question. Usually the best time to see the bluebells at Mitcheldever is mid April to mid May. However as it has been unseasonably warm they could be out a little earlier.

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Hello, is there an admission to get into the forest? What times during the day does it open & close?

Thank you!

Megan, 7/Oct/2015

Thank you for your comment. There is not an admission charge to visit Micheldever Wood. The site is open all year and does not have set opening or closing times.

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Are there orienteering maps available for Micheldever Woods - if so, where can I access these?

Steve, 27/Sep/2015

Thank you for your comment. We do not publish any orienteering maps for Mitcheldever Woods. However you may wish contacting your local orienteering group to see if they have any for the area.

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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

Southern Permissions

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

Opening & Parking

Parking
There is a small car park on Northington Lane.
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