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Explore Stapleford Woods
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

The place for a peaceful walk which plays host to a large number of exotic trees. 

A surfaced trail is available from the main car park and picnic site.

White Trail
  • Easy
This surfaced easy access trail meanders through some interesting woodland.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Could i bring my little family camping

Alicia lopez , 22/Aug/2016

Hi Alicia, I am sorry but we don't allow camping in the forest.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

I walk my dog regulary in Staplefoods Woods, yesterday a white van passed me and parked up within the large rocks, that help to prevent fly tipping! I made a great deal of taking his van number and continued on my walk. We stayed in the area until he left and luckily he did not tip anything. Today I was again in the car park and the same van pulled in and when he saw me, reversed up and left. I know these woods very well and could judge where he would go next so thats is where I walked to and low my White Van tucked away down by Flag 8, I made sure he saw me and then carried on with my walk. If the forestery commission would like the vehicle number please let me know. I urge all to be vigalant and take numbers, these people are so blatant they fly tip in broad day light.

MGW, 14/Jun/2016

Hi, if you see anything you believe to be breaking the law then please phone 101 and report it to the police. Fly tipping is a problem across the public forest estate and any help we can get from the public to help us combat it is very helpful. Thankyou in advance.

Forestry Commission Response

Is horse riding allowed in Stapleford Woods and if so are there any maps available on your website with regard to routes and parking? Is a permit needed?

Claire, 16/May/2016

There are no official facilities or routes provided for horse riding in Stapleford Wood, maps are not available for this purpose and we do not require a horse riding permit to be purchased, however we are happy for individual riders to use the woodland at their own risk, and would expect them to respect other users and avoid areas being cut up in wet periods.

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Last updated: 14th April 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • No official trails but bikes are welcome.
  • Information
  • Information board is in the car park near the start of the trail.
  • Orienteering
  • Map available from local orienteering club.
  • Parking
  • Free parking in the car park off Stapleford Lane/Coddington Lane.
  • Picnic
  • Is in the car park.
  • Walking
  • An easy access trail starting in the car park.
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OS Grid ref: SK857 561

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Opening & Parking

Free parking in the car park off Stapleford Lane/Coddington Lane.

Related documents

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.