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Our car park is now open. However there are only limited toilet facilities available. Click on Facilities & access for details
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  


Visitor Centre and Cafe 9am - 5pm
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9am - 5pm
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9am - 5pm
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9am - 5pm
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9am - 5pm


Visitor Centre and Cafe 9am - 5.30pm
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9am - 5.30pm

How to find us

How to find us
Top Lodge, Fineshade, Near Corby, Northamptonshire
Sat Nav Postcode: NN17 3BB
By Car

Fineshade Wood is located just off the A43 halfway between Stamford and Corby. There are brown tourist signs leading up to the site from both directions.

OS Grid Ref

52.5736775, -0.5563541

Parking and prices

The machines in our main car park accept cards and cash.

Please be aware the machines in our outer car parks are cash only and we are unable to provide change.  

Members park for free with their annual pass.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Charges for cars, horseboxes, minibuses and motorbikes
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £3.50
Up to 3 hours £4.50
All day £5.50

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Coaches - £10 (must book in advance)

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 9

Facilities and access

Visiting Fineshade Wood 

We have reopened our car park. We can get very busy,  so to avoid crowds you may need to make the necessary decision to turn around if the car park looks full and come another time. 

Please park considerately. We ask you not to park on the entrance road as this is the only visitor access road, so needs to be kept clear for both visitors and any emergency vehicles that may need to access the site. It is also the road in to the village and the residents need to get able to get to and from their homes safely.

Currently, we have limited facilities open.

ToiletsTemporary toilets only
Play area (s)Open
CafeTakeaway only
Bike shopOpen 
Bike hire


Walking trailsOpen
Cycling trailsOpen
Car parkOpen
Information pointClosed

The children’s play area is now open.
Help to keep everyone safe by following these rules:

  • Take personal responsibility for yourself and those in your care.
  • Everybody - maintain a 2m distance, whether using equipment or waiting.
  • Be kind and patient - if the equipment is busy please wait or come back later.
  • Sanitise your hands before and after touching equipment and everybody wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you can.
  • Do not eat or drink while using equipment, and please take your litter away with you.

Visit England We're Good to Go green tick

When you visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.  Make sure you read the guidance on visiting our forests before you come.

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Contact details

Enjoy a picturesque walk, an exhilarating bike ride or get inspired in our art exhibition space

Located north of Corby in the Midlands, Fineshade Wood provides a picturesque setting for your next adventure. Whether you want to have a leisurely wander through the trees, get the kids to let off some steam at one of our exciting play areas or go on a bike ride, Fineshade Wood is bursting with opportunities to explore the great outdoors.

Top off your trip with an overnight stay at our caravan club!  

At a glance

  • 3 walking trails 
  • Family cycling trail
  • 1 horse riding trail
  • Play areas 
  • Picnic area
  • Café 
  • Cycle hire 
  • Dogs welcome 
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