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

Opening hours

Open everyday at 8am except Christmas Day.

Please note that last entry is at 30 minutes before closing.

Closing time at sunset:

22 October 2021 to 27 February 2022 – 5pm

28 February 2022 to 24 March 2022 – 6pm

25 March 2022 to 15 September 2022 – 7pm

16 September 2022 to 20 October 2022 – 6pm

21 October 2022 to 17 February 2023 – 5pm

How to find us

How to find us
Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury
Sat Nav Postcode: HP22 5NQ
By Car

From Wendover - take the B4009 towards Tring, take the right hand turn approximately one mile north of RAF Halton, signposted Wendover Woods and St Leonards.  The main entrance will be found on the right. 

From the A41 - take the Wendover exit and take the B4009 towards Aston Clinton.  Take the first left towards Wendover.  After approximately half a mile take a left turn signposted Wendover Woods and St Leonards.  

By Public Transport

Local buses will take you as far as Halton. Chiltern Line runs a regular service to Wendover from Marylebone train station.

OS Grid Ref
SP 890 090

51.771358876579, -0.71478534317816

Parking and prices

Please be  aware you may need to  be  prepared to make the  necessary  decision  to  turn around  if the car park is full, and come another time.  

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you can pay for car parking using the Glide app on your Apple or Android mobile phone or you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 2 hours £2.70
Up to 4 hours £5.00
Over 4 hours £10.00

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 25
Card payments accepted

Facilities and access

 

ToiletsOpen
Play area (s)Open
CafeOpen for takeaway only
Walking TrailsOpen
Cycling TrailsOpen
Car ParkOpen
Go ApeOpen
BBQ’s are not permittedClosed

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bike lock-up facilities
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets

Contact details

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Chilterns, Wendover Woods is home to stunning trails, Go Ape and picturesque views

Explore the beautiful Chilterns landscape at Wendover Woods with stunning views across the Chiltern Hills. There’s something for everyone with a wide range of ways to spend your day.

If you're feeling energetic, why not try Go-Ape Tree Top Adventure, Gruffalo orienteering, our fitness trail assault course or our brand new play trail. Or relax in the woods with a stroll on one of our walks; you may even encounter an ancient monument. There are plenty of places to pause and admire the view or enjoy a picnic.

We’ve been improving the visitor facilities. The redevelopment is now complete and the centre piece is our brand new visitor hub building.  You’ll find the new Wendover Woods cafe, children’s play area, interpretation and toilets here. The layout has been designed to accommodate more visitors including a larger car park and brand new exit road.

The new Wendover Woods Cafe offers hot and cold food and drinks and is situated in the British larch clad Visitor Hub with fantastic views across the forest and the Chilterns.

Young and old can enjoy our new all ability play trail, which runs in an approximately 1 mile loop from the Visitor Hub and includes play features along the way.

Family in front of a Superworm panel pretending to be a bee

New Superworm Family Trail

Join Superworm and friends on this exciting adventure at Wendover!

Food & drink

Wendover woods cafe front

Wendover Woods cafe

Whether it’s a quick coffee you’re after or a relaxing lunch, enjoy good fresh food, excellent service and stunning views at Wendover Woods Cafe.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our beautiful barbecue stands, just bring along good food and company!

Wendover Woods has four barbecues available for you to book. The barbecues are yours to use all day (from 11.00am until 1 hour before site closure) and are bookable up to 30 days in advance. Disposable and portable barbecues, as well as camping stoves and open fires are not allowed.

Barbecue hire is £70 per day, parking charges apply. Don't forget to bring your own charcoal and tools! 

Please note that there is no vehicular access to any barbecues and you will need to walk a short distance from the car park.

In order to protect this special landscape from the risk of fire please follow our guidance

You are welcome to hire our barbecues, but to prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any other barbecues into this forest Never leave the barbecue unattended Ensure you have plenty of water available and barbecues are fully extinguished after use Make sure that all rubbish is taken away with you The collection of wood from the forest is not permitted, please do not use it to add fuel to your barbecue Open fires are not allowed  Full terms and conditions apply

British Cycling and Forestry England have teamed up to offer free, women-only group cycle rides for all abilities in the nation’s forests. Every group ride is led by a qualified Breeze into the Forest Champion who will organise everything and make sure everyone stays safe. Come along to ride, chat and of course enjoy some tea and cake from the onsite café afterwards.

Join Fran, Christine and Lucy, our Breeze into the Forest Champions, on a cycle ride through the forest, taking in stunning scenery and wildlife. 

Bike hire is available off-site at Otec bikes with pre-booking. 

Look out for more rides as they appear HERE

 

*All riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. If you are registering a person aged under 16 who is not your child, you must have the consent of the parent or guardian of the child in question.

Start from beside the new café and follow this mostly level trail, following a log edged, well surfaced path suitable for pushchairs.

From Breeze into the Forest to Nordic walking, discover a wide range of instructor-led fitness and wellbeing classes at Wendover Woods. 

Nearby forests

mountain biker on downhill route

Following a recent tree safety assessment at Aston Hill Bike Park, which has identified a large number of ash trees with Chalara ash dieback, we have made the decision to temporarily close the bike park until tree felling works have been completed to remove the worst affected trees. 

Forest floor full of bluebells at West Woods

Set in the Chiltern Hills with amazing views over the surrounding countryside, a walk around this rich woodland reveals a great mix of habitats and plenty of paths to explore. There are grassy areas suitable for picnics and perfect for dogs to play. Bluebells which can be seen in May are like a blue carpet and well worth a visit.

Butterfly on leaf

Delve into Bernwood Forest's historic past with a walk around this rich woodland, located on the outskirts of Oxford.

Made up of Shabbington and Waterperry Wood, Bernwood Forest was once part of The Royal Hunting Forest of Bernwood and received royal protection for over 700 years! The Bernwood Jubilee Way, part of the project to reinforce the identity of the hunting forest, runs through a section of the wood on its 61 mile journey within the Ancient Forest Boundary.

Maulden Wood

Set on the Greensands Ridge, Maulden Wood is a beautiful varied woodland located near Clophill. The woodland contains one of the largest and most important remnants of ancient woodland in Bedfordshire. Both the grasslands in the centre of the wood and the northern end of the wood are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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