Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Fermyn Woods is open from dawn to dusk. 

How to find us

How to find us

Fermyn Woods Country Park is signposted from the A6116 (Corby to Thrapston road) at Brigstock.

Lyveden Road, Brigstock, Kettering
Sat Nav Postcode: NN14 3HS
OS Grid Ref

52.454518741074, -0.59942007064819

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Dogs allowed
Play Area
Visitor Centre

Contact details

An outdoor adventure for all ages, come and make lifelong memories at Fermyn Woods

Play, walk, run or ride your way round Fermyn Woods, a stunning ancient woodland set just south of Corby.

With walking trails, orienteering routes, several play areas and a cafe, you will not be short of things to do. If you keep an eye out you'll spot hidden treasures all over, from red kites to deer.

The Visitor Centre is open most days and is managed by Northamptonshire County Council.

At a glance

  • 2 walking trails
  • Cycling 
  • Play area
  • Cafe
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

The Fermyn Forest trail takes a gentle route from the visitor centre up into the woods.

The trail follows some of the historic woodland rides which have been laid out for many centuries.

The trail makes a steady climb up the hill from the visitor centre into Fermyn Woods.

A wide well surfaced path loops through this historic ancient woodland offering opportunities to sit, watch and listen to the wildlife. The moderate gradient may make this walk unsuitable for some people.

Nearby forests

Wakerley picnic bench

There are numerous informal trails and paths along the forest roads and tracks, some surfaced, some not.

The car park is set amongst majestic larch and includes a large grassed area for games and picnicing.

Children playing at Fineshade wood

Located north of Corby in the Midlands, Fineshade Wood provides a picturesque setting for your next adventure.

Bourne wood flowers

Ancient woodland, winding paths, pond-side picnics and interesting wildlife await at Bourne Wood, Lincolnshire.

Come and recharge your batteries with a woodland stroll or find your way to the ponds where kingfishers and herons can be seen.

If you're looking for peace and quiet, you can't go wrong with a day trip to Bourne Wood.

Wooden hut in Salcey forest clearing

This magnificent woodland has many miles of ancient wood banks, building remains and ancient trees. The 'druids', or veteran oaks, are rare and amazing wildlife habitats, and some of the old oaks are over 600 years old. See what you can spot on your visit to the medieval royal hunting forest.

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