Come and explore Wendover Woods. If you're feeling energetic, try Go-Ape! Tree Top Adventure, orienteering, or our fitness trail assault course. There are also plenty of spots to admire the view or enjoy a picnic.
Get information about parking and facilities on site at Wendover Woods.
Most of the trails within Wendover Woods start and finish close to the central car park. Pick up a leaflet from site or download the map to help you navigate your way around the woods.
From 22nd February, follow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail! Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit. More details for Wendover Woods
We have a family cycle trail which is perfect for exploring the woods by bike.
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor! Fly down zip-wires, leap off tarzan swings and tackle a variety of obstacles whilst enjoying breathtaking scenery. Min age 10yrs and min height 1.4m. For more information and to book visit Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.
The Children's Adventurous Play area is set amongst the trees with challenges for children of most ages and abilities.
See what's on in the woods and get involved.
Refuel after your adventure at the Café in the Woods. Or have a barbecue? We have stands available free of charge or you can book one of our private bookable areas.
Available to hire for educational space or meetings or small business uses.
Ranger In a Bag.
These self-led resource backpacks provide all you need to run your own successful educational visit in the forest. Click here for more information.
Early Years Teachers Pack
This pack is full of curriculum-linked activities for Early Years and Key Stage 1 educators. It provides tools to familiarise children with the forest and its environment in a fun and engaging way. Click here for more information.
See how we hope to improve the woods and how the plans are progressing
Wishing to organise an event or start a business in Wendover Woods or another Forestry Commission woodland in the Chilterns? Please email us at email@example.com. A permit is required for events and business carried out on the Public Forest Estate.
What do other visitors say?
3 StarsAnonymous, 9/Mar/2017
Would be nice if there was weekend education for adults, the very people who should be teaching thier kids instead of relying on others. Camping, bush craft, identification skills would all be well desired, camping both in the woods and near by fields should be encouraged, and support of reintroduction of wild animals should take place in and around these woods
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your suggestions. We are planning improvements to the woods which will support education in the future. We currently work with many groups to provide training and until recently we had a bushcraft instructor training in the woods. The woods are designated as a local wildlife site and are full of wildlife, both common species and more rare like the Firecrest or glow-worms.
want to take my 3 yr old on the gruffalo trail, has anyone done it yet also with a push chair? 8 also have a 3 month old! I'm not local so do not wish to travel that far to be u able to do the trail and visit the play ground. Can anyone advise? ;)
Forestry Commission Response
Hello, the majority of the Gruffalo Spotters Trail can be done with a buggy, but there are several short sections that can be muddy with puddles in wet weather, and may pose a challenge to light weight buggies. All terrain buggies with large wheels should be fine.
5 StarsAnonymous, 16/Jan/2017
A decent forest and no more waste bins needed. It is easy to take away your own rubbish and not leave any trace. "Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua." As man disappears from sight, the land remains. ~Maori Proverb