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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?

When can I come see the bluebells?

Anonymous, 31/Mar/2015

Normally the bluebells are looking their best in late April. We'll try to keep this page updated with their progress so please check back again in the coming weeks.

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When do you think the bluebells will bloom this year 2015?

C Maddox, 27/Mar/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Do you have a lost and found section for these woods? From time to time I find items that I presume have been lost and wonder what to do with them apart from placing them by the noticeboard. Most recently I came across an unusual dog whistle.

R Bryant, 26/Mar/2015

Unfortunately we don't have a lost property section for this wood. We would ask that any high value items be handed in to the local police station.

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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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