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Danish shelters in Fermyn Woods, Northants FD

Fermyn Woods are ancient woodlands containing semi-natural oak and ash woods, along with conifer plantations. The woods were managed as coppices for many centuries. They contain two walking trails, a horse riding trails and three Danish Shelters for overnight camping of groups.

In front of Fermyn Wood is the Northamptonshire County Council managed  Country Park, which includes a former ironstone quarry. The Country Park has a large pay and display car park, visitor centre and toilets. Refreshments are available when the Visitor Centre is open. The waymarked trails, including an all-ability access route leave from the visitor centre.  The wood has been mapped for orienteering, and leaflets are available from the visitor centre.

What do other visitors say?

A most interesting first visit to Fermyn Woods to see butterflies and other wildlife (19 July 2013). Do you manage the forest specifically with butterflies in mind e.g. encouraging goat willow?

Barrie Noble, 19/Jul/2013

We are glad you enjoyed your first visit. We are aware of the importance of the woods for butterflies and other species, and do our best to balance their conservation needs alongside our core business of timber production.

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • Visitor centre
  • The Visitor Centre is open most days and is managed by Northamptonshire County Council.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SP953849
Postcode: NN14 3HS

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