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

Opening hours

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

How to find us

How to find us
Willingham Woods,
Sat Nav Postcode: LN8 3RQ
By Car

The woodland is signed off the A631 Market Rasen to Louth Road. Car park is available off the A631. The adjoining layby is owned and run by Lincolnshire County Council.

By Public Transport

The closest railway station to the woods is Market Rasen.

OS Grid Ref
TF139 883

53.380319935232, -0.29078523155374

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Willingham Woods. 

The car park offers open plan parking with wide access bays.

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?

Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Visit Willingham Woods today and you'll find a wide range of walking trails, activities and events

Willingham Woods is part of a large complex of pinewoods that are located east of Market Rasen. It provides a diverse range of recreational opportunities as well as an important source of timber.

The woodland is visited all year round but is especially popular during the summer months, when holidaymakers use it as a break point whilst heading to and from the coast.

There is a large car park and picnic site with a café and toilets in the adjacent lay-by, owned and run by Lincolnshire County Council.

At a glance

  • 1 walking trail
  • Cycling and mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome

Cycling is a fantastic way to explore Willingham Woods and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Cycling is available on the forest roads at the site, ensuring an enjoyable day out for everyone!


Explore the stunning scenery of Willingham Woods on horseback.

Horse riding is by permit only.

To obtain a permit please contact the East Beat Office on 0300 067 4882.

Try your hand at orienteering, a map reading challenge for all levels.

The aim for everyone is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. If you are a little more competitive the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time.

There is a permanent orienteering course available at the site.

There is an online map available from Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteering (HALO)

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

Picnic benches are available on-site. They are located by the car park and ponds.

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

Nearby forests

chambers farm butterfly

Located in Wragby, Lincolnshire, Chambers Farm Nature Reserve is a fascinating place for anyone interested in flora and fauna.

Situated on the site of a medieval woodland, it contains ancient limes and a wealth of butterflies - a joy for any nature lover at anytime of the year.

lines of conifer trees

From towering trees to hidden Second World War bunkers and an array of wildlife, Ostlers Plantation provides a world of exploration opportunity for all generations!

The beautiful variation of scenery means that you can walk for hours and still find new routes.  


Walk in the forest

Tuetoes, Laughton Forest supports a wide range of habitats, rare plants, animals and birds, making it a great place to visit if you want an interesting walk!


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

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