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Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Wood's


Type:Enviromental Attraction

Finchampstead Memorial Hall, The Village, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 4JU

Tel: +44 01189 771 852

Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Wood's


Finchampstead Ridges is a beautiful stretch of land, comprising of woodlands and a heather ridge.  Located on the B3348 between Crowthorne and Finchampstead, the area was bought in 1913 after a public appeal, making it one of the earliest National Trust properties. Between thick, luscious trees, visitors are afforded glimpses across the striking Blackwater valley.

Simons Wood is nearby, just off Wellingtonia Avenue. The woods and the adjoining Heath Pond were partly given by Mr C G H Simon, and partly acquired in the will of Mr Roy Brooks. Both the woods and pond are worth a visit, presenting you with the perfect setting for exceptional nature photographs.

Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Woods are both outstanding areas of natural beauty, so take time to come see for yourself – you’ll be glad you did!



  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads permitted

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - At Simon’s Wood Car Park and Finchampstead Ridges (layby). Simon’s Wood Car Park is a short walk away from Finchampstead Ridges

Provider Preferences

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Always Open

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