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

Opening hours

Micheldever Wood is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Micheldever Wood is five miles northeast of Winchester, bordering the M3.

Winchester
Sat Nav Postcode: SO24 9UB
By Car

Postcode SO24 9UB will get you on to Chillandham Lane but please note this postcode is for a private property further along and on the opposite side of the lane to the car park.

OS Grid Ref
SU 5301 3753

51.1347, -1.24367625

Parking and prices

There is a small car park located on Northington Lane, which is on the south side of the wood. From Junction 9 on M3, travel north on A33, turn right on to Northington Lane. The Car Park is half a mile down the lane on left hand side.

There are no parking charges at Micheldever Wood. 

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

There are no waymarked walking trails, and no easy access route.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Noted for its ancient woodland status, come and discover this mixed woodland, located approximately five miles northeast of Winchester

Predominantly a beech wood with some conifer interspersed, Micheldever Wood is home to a diverse range of birds and insects. The stunning Muntjac deer are to be found in the woods as well as wildflowers and a growing butterfly population.

With a number of paths making their way through the wood, make sure you don’t miss the spectacular display of Bluebells in the spring.

At a glance

  • 2 walking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Micheldever Wood. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Explore Micheldever Wood on foot along our two waymarked trails. 

Nearby forests

Forest Road running through broadleaf woodland

Come and explore the variety of paths at Blackwood Forest and discover the stunning natural scenery. 

Located near Winchester, Blackwood Forest is home to a beautiful Forest Holiday location, making it ideal if you need to relax, recoup or get lost in the wonders of the woods. 

Field of bluebells within the forest

The Chawton Park Woods sit just beyond the village of Chawton and within the South Downs National Park. Containing some mighty beach trees, ravishing Norway maples and more recently planted Whitebeam trees, the woods boast a beautiful setting for a peaceful walk along accessible paths. 

Sun shining through autumnal forest

Stoke Park Wood consists of a beautiful mix of ancient woodland and newly planted trees. 

Wide rides and clear paths provide open access to the woodland, making it ideal for those looking for a peaceful walk or adventurous bike ride. 

Basing wood

Basing Wood is a light airy wood consisting of broadleaves and conifers, both young and old, with many paths to explore.

The wood is full of interesting wildlife including a healthy population of the protected great crested newt. It also provides an important habitat for butterflies, in particular the declining purple emperor.

Some of the more common wildlife you may see in Basing Wood includes fallow, roe and muntjac deer, foxes, rabbits and many species of birds.

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