A large maturing beech wood with some areas of mature conifer and a stunning bluebell display in the spring.
There is a surfaced trail that goes from the car park into the wood. Please note that stout footwear is required in wet conditions.
There is a small car park located on Northington Lane, which is on the south side of the wood. From Junction 9 on M3, travel north on A33, turn right on to Northington Lane. The Car Park is half a mile down the lane on left hand side.
We have identified a problem with google maps, which shows the car park as being located on Chillandham Lane. Chillandham Lane runs along the edge of the wood from north to south. However the car park is actually on Northington Lane, which runs along the edge of the wood from east to west. You will need to be on Northington Lane to find / use the car park.
Postcode SO24 9UB will get you on to Chillandham Lane but please note this postcode is for a private property further along and on the opposite side of the lane to the car park.
Whether you are a school or family there are lots of ideas and downloads to help you explore and discover the wood. To help you get started with your planning we have created an introductory slide show, lesson plans and a sample risk assessment. If you would prefer a guided visit our learning partners’ details can be found here.
What do other visitors say?
Itchen Wood is leased by the Forestry Commission. Presumably access to Itchen Wood is acceptable to the freeholder, as causing no damage or nuisance but it would be courteous to him/her to clear this anyway for limited private use. Please can you give a means of contact with the freeholder or their agent.
Forestry Commission Response
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Lovely wallking in Itchen wood and the best bluebells in spring. Much recommended for the dogs. Not so many deer this side
4 StarsChloe, 18/Dec/2016
Lovely winter walk. Lots of path type options: both wide surfaced (stone) and medium and narrow un-surfaced tracks. Tracks tend to be quite straight which makes navigation easier! Was surprisingly quiet for a Sunday (although maybe everyone is last minute shopping).I imagine a great place for family dog walking! Currently not too muddy as leaves are creating a barrier.