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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

2.8 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Starting in the main parking area take this moderately challenging trail through the many different habitats within Wendover Woods. In the areas of Norway Spruce you may be lucky enough to see the elusive Firecrest bird. It is an migrant to this country and can only be seen during its breeding season, between April and August.

The trail also winds through an area of grassland that becomes a profusion of wild flowers in the summer. A small seasonal pond close by makes an interesting resting point to watch the hive of wildlife activity, with changing flora and fauna throughout the year. Further along the trail, enjoy the Bluebells in spring beneath the Beech and the peaceful location of the bird hide.

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What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Some of the trails are better way marked than others. The leaflet or board diagram at the car park only give you an idea. For the less confident more detailed leaflets would be well used. Today I did the Firecrest trail which was super and well signposted. However I always have my compass with me and ordnance survey map sometimes3PR

Helen, 22/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

First time at Wendover Woods. I'm on a fitness/health kick and decided to get in the car and go for a nice walk. Started to follow the fitness trail but went a little off track and to the bottom of the hill. Going back up the hill was steep but amazing endurance training for me. For 3.30 to park and amazing views I think I will make this a weekly thing :-)

David City, 8/Sep/2016

Fantastic day there today! Lunch in cafe was lovely did the firescrest trail with my 8 yr old and the superworm trail he loved it! Was super busy today lots of people having bbqs!! Lovely day out!

Anonymous, 6/Sep/2015
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What's Here?

  • Dogs
  • Walking
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Viewpoint
  • Cafe
  • There is a Café adjacent to the start of the trail.
  • Dog bin
  • There is a dog bin next to the start of the trail.
  • Horse riding
  • Some of the paths are shared by riders
  • Picnic
  • There are benches to sit on along the route.
  • Wildlife
  • There is a hide three-quarters of the way round.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SP 887 105

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Wendover Woods Office

0300 067 4160 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings) 07796 313507 all other times
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