Wendover Woods Opening Times
Wendover Woods are open 364 days of the year with the front entrance gate being opened at 8am. The Forest Drive is closed to vehicles on Christmas Day.
Wendover Woods Locking Times
Locking times vary throughout the year. Please ensure you leave the woods in plenty of time to avoid your car being locked in.
- From Sunday 30th October the gates will be locked at 5pm.
- From Friday 27th February 2017 the gates will be locked at 6pm.
- From Satruday 26th March, the gates will be locked at 7pm.
- From Friday 7th April, the gates will be locked at 8pm.
- From Friday 1st September, the gates will be locked at 7pm
- From Friday 29th September, the gates will be locked at 6pm.
- From Sunday 29th October, the gates will be locked at 5pm.
- From Friday 29th February 2018, the gates will be locked at 6pm
Wendover Woods Map
Leaflets with maps inside are available on-site, but you can also print off a map(PDF 421kb)
Parking Charges and Discovery Pass
There is a parking charge per car, £1.70 for 2 hours, £3.30 for 4 hours or £6.10 for an all day stay. Pay & display machines can be found at the entrance to the woods and within the main car park. Please note that unfortunately these machines are unable to provide change and change is not available on-site. Visit England recommend a stay of about 4 hours to get the most from your visit.
You can also pay for your parking by phone, using the PaySmarti system. You don't need to create an account in advance, your details will be registered during your first call to park. If you wish to pre-register then please do so by visiting www.paysmarti.co.uk. Once you have found a space you can then pay for parking following the instructions on display in the car park, via text, phone call or mobile web browser. You will be asked to enter your location code, which for Wendover Woods is 3001. Full details on the PaySmarti service, including terms and conditions, are available at www.paysmarti.co.uk.
A ‘Discovery Pass’ will let you show your support for your local forest. It will give you and your family free car parking at your local forest, a seasonal e-newsletter, and discounts and vouchers for shops and activities on and off site. A Discovery Pass is available for £42 a year. Click Discovery Pass for more information.
Toilets are available on-site, open at all times that the Forest Drive is open. There is also an additional block adjacent to the main block, open during school and public holidays. There are accessible toilets and baby change, feminine and nappy bins on-site.
The Café in the woods serves a variety of home produced and locally sourced food and drink. It is open 364 days a year, closed Christmas Day.
The Childrens Play area is set amongst the trees with challenges for children of most ages and abilities.
Dogs are welcome in the forest everywhere except the Children's Play Area. Please bear in mind the area around the Café in the Woods is used by many people and for their consideration, please consider putting your dog on a lead.
Dogs in the wider woods must be under control at all times (if it is out of your sight it is not under control).
Facilities for the less able
Wendover Woods is wheelchair accessible and has fully accessible toilet facilities. An easy access trail is available from close to the central area and runs through the woods, taking in the highest point in the Chilterns. There isn't a view at the highest point but continue round the trail and you won't be disappointed when you reach our viewpoint. Dedicated disabled parking is also available. For our full access statement please click here.
This site has been awarded a CLOtC Site Provider Award. The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) is the national voice for learning outside the classroom. This award recognises organisations which actively welcome schools onto their site/s for self-led visits and ensure that the sites and any other services provided meet the needs of schools. For more information, please visit www.forestry.gov.uk/england-learning.
Office Hours and Contact Details
The office on Upper Icknield Way is usually open from 8.30 am to 13.30 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. For enquiries outside these times, please contact the duty ranger on 07796 313507.
Our address is Forestry Commission, Chilterns Office, Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 5NF. Tel. 0300 067 4160. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.