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Explore Wakerley Great Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Wakerley Wood picnic area with information board

 Wakerley Great Wood is an historic ancient   woodland. The car park is set amongst majestic larch and includes a large grassed area for games and picnicing.For walkers there are numerous informal trails and paths along the forest roads and smaller paths, some surfaced, some not.There is also the Scar Tree Trail cycle route, for cyclists only. The woodland contains rich and diverse archaeological remains. The oldest features are two extremely rare Bronze Age cairns.

What do other visitors say?

Can you hire bikes

Anonymous, 18/Feb/2017

There is no bike hire at Wakerley. You can sometimes hire bikes from Fineshade Wood, nearby, but you need to check the opening times of the Fineshade Cycling shop.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Please can you tell me if the set up bbq are still available at wakerley woods. We used to have a bbq there on Boxing Day and hope to again this year.


Wildgoose, 17/Dec/2016

Sorry but there are no BBQ points at Wakerley now.

Forestry Commission Response

Pls can you advise how I can obtain a detailed map of Wakerely woods that shows the various orienteering type marker posts

Phil, 3/Oct/2016

Contact Leicester Orienteering club, and they will be able to help you. They may even have a map on their website that you can download.

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Last updated: 28th October 2017

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