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Wendover

Wendover Woods feature heaps of colour and budding wildlife, complete with the smallest bird in Europe, the rare firecrest. Sitting pretty in the beautiful Chiltern Hills is possibly our most exciting Treetop Challenge to date. Its not-to-be-sniffed-at Go Ape claim to fame is the optional Extreme Route featuring a climbing wall and scramble net. The Treetop Adventure packs a punch too. Officially one of our hardest adventure courses there’s 429-metres of high rope crossings and a cracking 85-metre zip wire finale.

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GO WILD AT WENDOVER

Wendover Woods - where you’ll find Go Ape Wendover - is the perfect blend of vibrant scenery and stunning views over Oxford, London and down the valley.

The Forest Centre has almost finished a multi-million-pound re-development so there’s a brand new café opening, promising stunning Chiltern views.

There are lots to explore in this 325-hectare woodland. Hit one of the walking trails and you may spot one of Europe’s smallest birds – the rare firecrest.

If you fancy a fresh twist on the walking front – you can give Nordic Walking a try with Ridgeway Nordic Walking who run sessions at Wendover for all levels and abilities.

If you prefer to do your exploring on two wheels, bring the bikes and hit the family cycle trail. There’s a well-surfaced trail with some climbs and descents.

Looking for more? Then enjoy orienteering, the Zog Activity Trail, Gruffalo sculpture, running trails and if you get here for 9am on a Saturday you can join in on the weekly parkrun!

Location Overview

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  • School Trips More info

  • Dogs welcome

  • Parking

  • Cycle trails

  • Walking routes

  • BBQ Area

  • Food and drink

  • Kids play area

  • Picnic Area

  • Winter Opening

Go Ape Wendover Woods (Near Café in the woods) St Leonard's Rd. Off Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton Buckinghamshire, HP22 5NF

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Know Before You Go

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Make A Day of It

  • Explore the highest point in the Chilterns (267m). 
  • Quest the wood for deer and Europe’s smallest bird, the firecrest. 
  • Head to Boddington hillfort for some archaeological interest.

  • Got there on time at 12:00, had the safety briefing. Then got into the trees. I felt safe as the staff kept a careful eye on us to start with, checking that we were safe and happy. After that we saw them occasionally patrolling around below us. After about an hour one of them wanted to check my harness was still fitted correctly. I was with 2 children 15 and 10 years old, We all really enjoyed it but by the time we had gone all the way around ( 4.15 hours later ) my arms were starting to ache, My children would happily have gone around again if they could. BUT, Did not like the fact we had to pay extra to park the car.

    Tracey M

  • My daughters did go ape junior. They enjoyed the session. My youngest had difficulty with some of the obstacles and was helped/talked down by the instructors/staff.

    Huw Hamer

  • What a fab day! I booked the Junior Treetops course at Wendover Woods for my sons 8th birthday party. All of the children (and the dads who took part) had a brilliant time. Thoroughly enjoyable! I also booked the shelter for lunch afterwards which was great. All members of staff were very friendly, helpful and encouraging. I can’t recommend it highly enough, we cannot wait to return! Thank you for making my sons birthday party such and enjoyable and memorable one!

    Jaye Sutherland

  • Excellent venue. Kids really burned of some energy here.

    Bob Hannah

  • Kids had a great time, even had time to do the course twice. The staff were really friendly and knowledgeable.

    Mh

  • Good all round fun. Allocate about 3 hours of time. I went along with my 2 children, 11 and 16 years. We chose the extreme challenges which were manageable but a good physical test, if a bit of a more mature person like myself. Also, found my hands were sore by the end of the course due to the climbing and gripping of ropes, ladders etc so may be worth considering wearing gloves with grip. Great to do an activity the family can enjoy together.

    Alex1970

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