Come and explore Wendover Woods. If you're feeling energetic, try Go-Ape! Tree Top Adventure, orienteering, or our fitness trail assault course. There are also plenty of spots to admire the view or enjoy a picnic.
Get information about parking and facilities on site at Wendover Woods.
Most of the trails within Wendover Woods start and finish close to the central car park. Pick up a leaflet from site or download the map to help you navigate your way around the woods.
From 22nd February, follow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail! Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit. More details for Wendover Woods
We have a family cycle trail which is perfect for exploring the woods by bike.
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor! Fly down zip-wires, leap off tarzan swings and tackle a variety of obstacles whilst enjoying breathtaking scenery. Min age 10yrs and min height 1.4m. For more information and to book visit Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.
The Children's Adventurous Play area is set amongst the trees with challenges for children of most ages and abilities.
See what's on in the woods and get involved.
Refuel after your adventure at the Café in the Woods. Or have a barbecue? We have stands available free of charge or you can book one of our private bookable areas.
Available to hire for educational space or meetings or small business uses.
Ranger In a Bag.
These self-led resource backpacks provide all you need to run your own successful educational visit in the forest. Click here for more information.
Early Years Teachers Pack
This pack is full of curriculum-linked activities for Early Years and Key Stage 1 educators. It provides tools to familiarise children with the forest and its environment in a fun and engaging way. Click here for more information.
See how we hope to improve the woods and how the plans are progressing
Wishing to organise an event or start a business in Wendover Woods or another Forestry Commission woodland in the Chilterns? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A permit is required for events and business carried out on the Public Forest Estate.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsAnonymous, 16/Jan/2017
A decent forest and no more waste bins needed. It is easy to take away your own rubbish and not leave any trace. "Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua." As man disappears from sight, the land remains. ~Maori Proverb
3 StarsAnonymous, 29/Dec/2016
We did the hilltop trail and there was not one waste bin along the trail. When we returned to the cafe again there wasn't any bins to be seen for our cups. Could you place more bins around the site and trails.
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your comment about bins. We don't currently provide waste bins other than those by located by the Café, as we try and encourage people to take their own rubbish home. There are bins by the Café for waste that we produce on site like your cups. We are planning site improvements and bins will be part of these plans.
5 StarsKatie, 2/Nov/2016
We loved the stickman trail! Will there be another Julia Donaldson themed trail?
Forestry Commission Response
We have two themed trails coming up. The Autumn Trail which is in the woodland now, followed by the Christmas Trail which will be coming late November/early December.