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Explore Stapleford Woods
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 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?

I am thinking of doing some camping. I am a responsible person and as ex-forces i know about camp safety and sensible fires safety too and i will take all litter home with me. what are the By-Laws regarding this?

Russ, 13/Jul/2014

Hi Russ, here is a link to the byelaws. You can't camp in the woods and have fires without permission to do so. Permissions are not being granted for this kind of activity. If you want to stay out in the woods and have fires please talk to Karina at Sherwood Bushcraft and see what she offers.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

My Two Children & Myself enjoy the Stapleford woods very much for cycling & Walking, great way of enjoy family time during the school holidays away from the Tv & X Box, If a new Gravel Pit is allowed will we see destruction of the Wood the enjoyment will be lost forever!!! Rear Shame!

Adrian, 26/Jun/2014

there is a large area in Stapleford woods that has been cleared. Are you going to be planting there soon and will you be planting conifers?

Anonymous, 13/Jun/2014

Hi and thanks for your comment. In recent years some areas have been planted with oak. Other areas are being left to regenerate naturally as its a PAWS woodland. See this link for more info Any further questions just get in touch at

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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.
More about what's here


Map showing the local area
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