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Wendover Woods are open but our facilities are limited. Please check the visitor information for updates.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

Open everyday at 8am except Christmas Day.

Closing time at sunset:

25 October 2019 to 27 February 2020 – 5pm

28 February 2020 to 26 March 2020 - 6pm

27 March 2020 to 2 April 2020 – 7pm

3 April 2020 to 10 September 2020 – 8pm

11 September 2020 to 24 September 2020– 7pm

25 September 2020 to 22 October 2020 – 6pm

22 October 2020 to 25 February 2020 – 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

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Parking and prices

We have reopened our car parks but at reduced capacity. 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.  

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on  staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.  

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 £2.50
Up to 4 hours £4.80
Over 4 hours £9.00

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

Currently, not all of our visitor facilities are open. We are working hard to find a way to start to reopen our other facilities but will only do so when we are happy that it is safe for our visitors and staff alike and that the social distancing advice of staying 2 metres apart from other people is possible. Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you:  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors.  

Wendover Woods is a bin free site. We do not have the resources to remove rubbish as soon as it’s deposited and this leads to an increase in vermin and pests like rats, wasps, crows and glis glis. Please take your litter home with you.

Play area (s)Open
CafeOpen for takeaway
Walking TrailsOpen
Cycling TrailsOpen
Car ParkOpen
Go ApeOpen
BBQ’s are not permitted and you cannot bring a BBQ on to site. This is to discourage group gatherings.   Closed

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

Contact details

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Chilterns, Wendover Woods is home 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.

At a glance

  • 4 walking trails 
  • Juniper cycle trail
  • 3 running routes
  • Fitness trail 
  • Horse riding 
  • Orienteering trails 
  • Go Ape 
  • Nordic Walking 
  • Play area 
  • Picnic Area and barbecues - no barbecues
  • Café - open for takeaway only
  • Dogs welcome
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