Stapleford Woods

Visitor information

Explore the sights and sounds of Stapleford Woods on foot

Located near Newark-on-Trent, Stapleford Woods is the ideal place for a peaceful woodland walk. 

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

This surfaced easy access trail meanders through stunning woodland.

Nearby forests

Views from Ollerton Pit Woods, Nottinghamshire

Once a former colliery site, Ollerton Pit Wood now boasts a wild strawberry walk, nesting water birds and a whole host of thriving wildlife and different plant species. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area and depending on the time of year you visit, you may see butterflies and dragonflies while flower lovers can expect to enjoy bee orchids and birds foot trefoil.

Boughton Brake pond

Boughton Brake is a great place to explore, with an extensive network of paths and tracks. There are also plenty of benches located throughout the wood where you can stop for a rest and take in the natural beauty.

If you feel up for a challenge, check out the orienteering course.

The wood is not suitable for horse riding but a bridleway does run along the eastern side of the wood and can be used to get from Walesby to Boughton.

Woodland path running through trees

With an extensive path network, varied history and special wildlife to discover, Birklands, near Edwinstowe, is a fantastic place to explore.

Leaves turning orange at the start of autumn

Located near the villages of Blidworth and Rainworth, Boundary Wood is a young woodland with newly planted broad-leaved areas as well as conifers that tower above a beautiful wild-flower meadow. 

Wander the range of surfaced paths that criss-cross through the wood, or explore the SUSTRANS national cycle route that passes through, connecting you to Sherwood Pines in the north or Haywood Oaks in the south. 

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