Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood, Corby: Hours, Address, Fineshade Wood Reviews: 4/5

Fineshade Wood
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Enjoy a picturesque walk, an exhilarating bike ride or get inspired in our art exhibition space Located north of Corby in the Midlands, Fineshade Wood provides a picturesque setting for your next adventure. Whether you want to have a leisurely wander through the trees, get the kids to let off some steam at one of our exciting play areas or go on a bike ride, Fineshade Wood is bursting with opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Top off your trip with an overnight stay at our caravan club!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Nayan P
Birmingham, UK8 contributions
For Gruffalo fans
Oct 2021 • Family
My daughter likes the gruffalo so we made a trip to visit here. We were local to Delesmere in Chesire and also Cannock earloer so we were going to vosot the parka there which had gruffalo but some reviews were vague and bad. Theres not so much info online so heres a brief summary for Gruffalo fans.

Land up in the cafe car park, £4 for 2 hours or £6 all day. Go to the cafe and buy either a £3.50 activity pack or £1.50 map. The former is basically a bag with a gruffalo eye mask, gruffalo paper hands, a few stickers and and an small activity book more aimed at above age 4. Download the gruffalo spotters app before you head out. On the other side of the car park theres basically a sign to say orienteering gruffalo starts here. Just walk down the path and every 10 mins youll come across a sign with a specific colour and picture. When you open the app and point the phone to the specific sign, the character will pop up in ar form and you'll be able to take a photo woth the animal. Theres the four signs to see in ar such as the owl, fox, snake and mouse. The final one is the gruffalo in ar too. And then thats it. You go home. The walk takes about 45 minutes. Doable by pushchairs albeit its bumpy as its all just rocky. When we returned to the cafe the staff member asked if we saw the wooden gruffalo. This is something I understand is mappwd out on the £1.50 booklet but no mention on the £3.50 one. There are no signs pointing out where it is but after seeing the snake and walking, youll can eother go straight down a hill which is marked by a black arrow or you can turn right which takes you to the cafe again. Turning right leads you to the ar gruffalo so tou can complete the app. But of you go down the hill, tucked in the corner is a wooden lifesize gruffalo. It could do with a lick of paint but overall it made the visit worthwhile. So overall, go for the ar walk but downlosd the app before, its pointless getting the activity booklet unless you have kids which will want to play wordsearch, dot to dot and play with some few stickers. And dont forget to go and see the actual wooden griffalo. You have to walk up the hill again and them turn left to continue and finish the ar gruffalo. The cafe has a small wooden playground for small kids to get them more tired before you head home. Hope that helps.
Written October 16, 2021
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Hi Thanks for taking the time to make this comprehensive and helpful review. We hope to move the Gruffalo at some point soon to a more accessible position. Thanks
Written November 4, 2021
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charlotte056
Sandown, UK353 contributions
A good day out
Sep 2021 • Family
We hadn't been before and were very happy to find walks suiting all abilities. Lots of greenery and great views. Especially enjoying the grey squirrels. The young children really enjoyed the different things to climb and play on.
Written September 17, 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to make this review. We hope to see you again soon.
Written November 4, 2021
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Dawn Y
11 contributions
beautiful place, great cycle hire
Jul 2021
nice and quiet and lots of trails for walks and cycling, the teenagers loved it and we walked with the dogs. Nice cafe too and there is a drinking water tap. lots of places to sit and picnic
Written July 31, 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to make this review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written November 4, 2021
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Joe Bindunn
Corby, UK9 contributions
Stroll & roll
Jun 2021 • Family
Visit to fineshade woods on Sunday 4th July 2021. We went for a walk using the gruffalo trail walk. It wasn’t busy due to the weather forecast. Fabulous walks of different abilities. There was quite a lot of dog mess on the paths (some fox poo too but that’s unavoidable) . Went to the cafe to grab something for the journey home, had a bacon & brie panini at @£4.75 It wasn’t the best to be honest(see pics) a sausage roll at £2.40 is your best choice value & quality . I thought the cafe was quite overpriced for what you got. Everything was bread & cakes no individual salads or meals from what I could see. There’s a camping & caravan sight attached to the sight that the proprietor of the cafe could capture the footfall with meals etc from this but nothing on the menu really for them. Overall a nice place for a stroll but some dog walkers need to be advised & the cafe should br a lot better than it is, quite why it’s not I don’t understand.
Written July 5, 2021
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Hi Thanks for taking the time to make this review. I've passed your feedback on to the team.
Written November 4, 2021
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ExiledDonkey
Huddersfield, UK246 contributions
Wonderful Walk
Jun 2021
Went for a walk with my wife today. We followed the pink walk, about 6 miles. The walk was very well sign posted and so easy to follow. At the far reaches the path can get a bit muddy, but a lot of the track is well made. It was very peaceful and we hardly saw a soul.
The car park is a pay and display, the price depends on the length of stay.
There is a cafe and plenty of seating.
The toilets were very clean as well.
Written June 28, 2021
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JasonGuyC
Warwick, UK4 contributions
GREAT DAY OUT
Jun 2021
Lovely place. Enclosed courtyard and play area. Surrounded by woods with various paths depending on the distance you want to walk.
Very Covid conscious.
The cafe is lovely, staff are excellent and service prompt. We were very kindly allowed to use their barn adjacent as we had a number of little people that needed controlling.
We spent the entire day there, and will definitely be back.
Written June 28, 2021
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fleas900
Cambridgeshire, UK19 contributions
Brisk fresh walk in lovely surroundings
Feb 2021
Loved our walk through the snowy paths today, not too busy either.

Finished it off with a hot (tish) drink in the cafe.

Cafe staff were wearing their masks on their chins ??? :O(

Toilets very clean.

Car park prices somewhat pricey.
Written February 13, 2021
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Jen
Leicestershire, UK418 contributions
Great park
Jan 2021 • Family
Great for kids, car park reasonably priced and can pay via app. Cafe nice. Couldn't find gruffalo sculpture must have removed it. Defo visiting again.
Written January 8, 2021
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Walkinggranny
Greetham, UK393 contributions
Not a Covid safe experience in the cafe
Oct 2020
We decided to have a cup of tea in the courtyard of this nice cafe with our dog, while walking in the woods today. In normal times one of us would have sat in the courtyard with the dog while the other went inside and brought out tea and cake.

I know these are not normal times but we did not expect them to be less safe than normal! Because there was a one way system operating, we could not enter the courtyard but had to walk round to a door at the back of the building. This meant walking through a big crowd of young children enjoying the play area. Not normally a problem, but I am avoiding my own grandchildren at the moment. I did not need to get so close to about a hundred of other people's!

Anyway, after that obstacle we put on masks because we saw that we were then expected to enter the building and join a queue of customers, indoors, close standing and many without masks! I thought masks were obligatory at the moment inside public buildings and hospitality venues. When we realised that there was a queue, and that everyone was standing without any distancing and that it was still operating as a cafeteria, we felt very uncomfortable!

I thought cafes etc had to be table service only at the moment, to avoid all that close standing around together. I must have got it wrong because there were a lot of customers happily jostling while they waited to reach the counter. However we did not feel safe so we left, without any tea and cake.
Written October 26, 2020
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chuckofcorby
Corby, UK699 contributions
A woodland walk... Eventually!
Oct 2020 • Couples
The clocks fell back and felt like everyone was up early to enough a walk in the woods. The woods are wonderful, the café worked well under covid conditions, but the car parking was awful due to the meters that weren't working, issues with the key pads, forcing those that a phone signal to use the slow and frustrating paysmarti! Not the fault of Forestry England but I'm sure there are people who didn't pay for parking!
Written October 25, 2020
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