Dales Wood trail at Fineshade Wood

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Fineshade Wood
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

Weekdays

Monday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00
Tuesday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00
Wednesday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00
Thursday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00
Friday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00

Weekends

Saturday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.00-17.00
Sunday
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.00-17.00
How to find us

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

Parking and Prices

Please note our car park machines are cash only and we are unable to provide change.  

Parking Charges

Charges for cars, horseboxes, minibuses and motorbikes
Up to 1 hour £1.50
All day £4.00
After 17.00 £1.50

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Coaches - £10 (must book in advance)

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Number of disabled parking spaces: 5
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bird hide
Cafe
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Dales Wood trail - scenic woodland walk

Taking between one and two hours to complete, this three mile waymarked route starts at the top of the car park. The car park is close to the visitor centre where you can grab a cup of coffee before you leave, or tea and cake on your return.

Around each corner you turn you will find different types of trees, flowers and wildlife. The start of the walk is particularly good for bluebells and orchids in springtime. Other sections are bordered with gently trailing hazel, showing off their long catkins in spring and hiding their round, brown nuts in autumn.

You will walk past gnarled, old oak trees and stately Scot’s pine, together with many more species. Butterflies love the more open areas which catch the sun in summer. There are some moderate hills in places. However, most of the trail is on level ground, and all is surfaced. Although this trail is surfaced, the gradients and unevenness of the trail may make it difficult for a wheelchair or a pushchair. If you wish, you can take a short detour to the Wildlife Hide, where you can view birds such as coal tit on the feeders or possibly deer on the lawn in the distance. You often see the greater spotter woodpecker in nearby trees.

 

Trail information


Grade - Easy
Is this trail for you?
Follow the purple markers. Some moderate hills. Most of the trail is on level ground and all is surfaced. The gradients and unevenness of the trail may make it more challenging for a wheelchair or a pushchair.
Trail Length
3 miles (4.8 km)