Dockey Wood is a beautiful stretch of forest in The Chilterns

The Dockey Wood is a beautiful stretch of forest in The Chilterns, on the very edge of Ashridge Estate to be precise. It is well known for its stunning carpet of bluebells in the springtime. This hike is certainly one for all the family, young and old. Simply fantastic to know that Dockey Wood in The Chilterns has flora whose species date back to the medieval time. To rub shoulders with such history is definitely worth a visit!

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Inside look…

  • Beautiful woodland trails

  • Mostly dirt / grass trails

  • Some gentle uphill climbs

  • Various sections for mountain bike rides

  • Perfect for a family day out

  • Great for short or extended hikes

  • No bench seating

  • Various flora and fauna (bluebells in spring)

  • Some gentle slopes to climb

  • No seating benches

  • Perfect for a picnic

  • No cafe onsite, but a little mobile coffee van nearby

  • No toilets onsite

  • Free parking onsite or in lay-bys

Basic packing list…

  • Cash / Credit Card

  • Spare change in coins

  • Pen / Notebook (if you like to take notes)

  • Camera / Phone (great picture opportunities)

  • Layered clothing (stay away from cotton in winter)

  • Spare change of clothes (in winter & in case they get wet!)

  • Or bring waterproof jacket / trouser

  • Change of shoes (don’t want a muddy car!)

  • Sunglasses

  • Bottle of water or hydration pack (must keep hydrated)

  • Picnic / Food / Snacks