The ash tree felling at Fineshade Wood is almost complete. Please be aware there may be lorries on site moving timber – please follow all safety signs on your visit.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

 

Weekdays

Monday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9.30am - 4pm
Tuesday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9.30am - 4pm
Wednesday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9.30am - 4pm
Thursday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9.30am - 4pm
Friday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 9.30am - 4pm

Weekends

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

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
SP980983

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.

You can now use RingGo* at Fineshade Wood which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.

Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:

1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.

And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

*There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

 

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 £4.00
All day £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Coaches - £10 (must book in advance)

Thank you for paying to park. We use the money you spend on parking to look after the nation’s forests. We don’t make a profit and rely on the support of our visitors and members, so every penny you spend is invested by Forestry England back into the management of our woodlands and is needed to make Fineshade Wood a great place for a day out.

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

  • We look forward to welcoming visitors back to Fineshade Wood without legal restrictions. Please remember to take personal responsibility for your health and hygiene and respect others if they wish to continue with some safety measures, such as wearing a mask or social distancing.
  • Be kind and patient to our staff, volunteers and onsite business partners. They are working hard to help you to get the best out of your visit.

 

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

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bird hide
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Information point
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Wildlife hide

Contact details

Activities at Fineshade Wood

Family Cycling at Fineshade Wood
Family cycle trail at Fineshade Wood
Family in front of a Superworm panel pretending to be a bee
Superworm trail at Fineshade Wood
Family Walking at Fineshade Wood
Walking trails at Fineshade Wood
Running in the forest
5k Running Trail
Tackeroo camping
Caravan and motorhome club at Fineshade Wood
chequered skipper butterfly on a blade of grass
Chequered Skipper butterflies
Fineshade Wood Play Area
Children's play areas at Fineshade Wood
Gruffalo orienteering activity pack on the grass
Gruffalo Orienteering at Fineshade Wood
Gruffalo's friend, Fox sculpture in the forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Fineshade Wood
Two riders in high vis and helmets on horses on a forest path
Horse riding at Fineshade Wood
Forest Activity Bag Sherwood Pines
My Forest Activity Bag at Fineshade Wood
Group at picnic table
Picnics at Fineshade Wood
Children running and enjoying the forest
The Smelters' walk at Fineshade Wood
Child looking at bug through magnifying glass, near pink flowers
Tinder Sticks activities
Birds feeding at wildlife hide at fineshade wood
Wildlife hide at Fineshade Wood

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.

Family on bike ride on forest path

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.

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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