Mill 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.  


Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00
Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.30-16.00


Visitor Centre and Cafe 09.00-17.00
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

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
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Visitor Centre

Mill Wood trail - long woodland walk

This longer way-marked walk runs around the edges of Fineshade Wood. It reveals a varied landscape, and passes through different wildlife habitats and is a treat for the senses at any time of year.

There are some gentle hills and also a few steep sections, to get the legs working and blood moving: a great way to improve or maintain fitness. There are plenty of long, level sections too.

Start your walk at the Visitor Centre, where you can stock up on any essentials before you start.

The trail is a a treat for the senses at any time of year. Some parts are more enclosed, giving a cosy feel and you can really see the trees and plants in detail. They may be muddy in wet weather, but this is where you may catch sight of shy deer, or see the tracks they leave behind.

Later you will come across wider paths cutting through the woodland, where you can see the open skies overhead, and catch glimpses of red kites and buzzards as they ride the thermals. You can breathe in the air, see for long distances and across neighbouring land, and get a real sense of the surrounding countryside. In summer dragonflies love hunting the ride edges, and the sunnier and more sheltered grassy areas are great for butterfly spotting.

Trail information

Grade - Moderate
Is this trail for you?
Follow the pink markers. May be muddy in wet weather.
Trail Length
6 miles (9.7 km)