GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Whichford Wood

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy a short, peaceful stroll through these delightful woods on the edge of the Cotswolds. The area consists of Broadleaved and conifer woodland with a number of woodland walking trails to try. There are lovely views over the surrounding Warwickshire countryside from the forest too. Look out for various wildflowers, bluebells and wildlife including fallow deer. After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the pub in the village of Whichford.
The Macmillan Way long distance footpath runs through the woods so you could pick this up to extend your walk through Long Compton Woods to the village of Long Compton. If you continue south you will soon come to the fascinating Rollright Stones.
The group of Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monuments consists of three groups of stones: the King's Men stone circle, the Whispering Knights burial chamber and the single King Stone.

Postcode

CV36 5JP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Whichford Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Whichford Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Hook Norton Walk visits the woods from the nearby village. It also visits Ascott, the Rollright Stones and the village of Great Rollright. It's a nice way of exploring the countryside surrounding the wood.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks and Cotswolds Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Bluebells in Whichford Wood - geograph.org.uk - 450325

Bluebells in Whichford Wood. At their peak, 28th April 2007. Whichford Wood has hundreds of bluebell spots like this and many paths to see them from, so is very popular with walkers.

Path towards Whichford Wood - geograph.org.uk - 450351

Path towards Whichford Wood. A footpath from Long Compton climbs gradually towards the woods, the western extremity of which is seen here.

Towards Whichford Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1656166

The bridleway from Great Rollright, having ascended from the valley bottom, levels out as it approaches the wood.

Footpath in Whichford Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1556683

Footpath in Whichford Wood. The Macmillan Way long distance footpath descends through Whichford Wood from the junction with the bridleway. The Macmillan Way continues to the right of the image whilst the bridleway goes to the right of the image up to the minor road.

Along the top of Whichford Wood - geograph.org.uk - 450335

Along the top of the woods. A good bridleway skirts the southern edge of Whichford Wood, providing excellent walking and riding. This is part of the Macmillan Way long distance path.

Track in Whichford Woods - geograph.org.uk - 450337

One of a number of excellent bridleways and footpath through Whichford Woods. Very popular in the spring, but probably quite muddy in winter.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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