Folly Wood, Lidlington

We planted Folly Wood back in 2011/12. The site is 13 hectares (or 33 acres) and sits at the edge of Lidlington, with an amazing view across the Forest of Marston Vale from the top of the hill. 

There are picnic tables, benches and information boards across the site, with mown and surfaced paths that are level enough for buggies and wheelchairs - obviously part of this site is on a fairly steep hill so parts may not be as easily accessible for everyone. There is also a geocaching trail on this site.

Rainbow over Folly Wood, Lidlington

How to get there:

There is no parking available at this woodland - so please do not drive there!
You can get a train on the Marston Vale line to Lidlington - check out the timetable here.

Access from: Bye Road, Greensand Ridge, Boughton End Lane


Circular Walk from the Forest Centre (7 miles)
Circular Walk to Center Parcs (8 - 14 miles)
Greensand Ridge Walk (10 miles)
Timberland Trail (13 miles)


Nearby routes: Circular Ride to Center Parcs (8 - 14 miles)

Horse ride

Circular Ride to Center Parcs (8 - 14 miles). Horse riding is permitted throughout Folly Wood


Our handy map below shows all of the entrances to our Lidlington sites:

For more information, or to report an issue at any of these sites please call 01234 767037 or email us.

Run by a Charity

If your friends and family use Folly Wood then please let them know that it is run by the Forest of Marston Vale (Registered Charity No.1069229) and not the council!

Looking after woodlands is costly - there are benches to be maintained, bins to be emptied, grass paths to be mown and we need your support. Whether you are fundraising for us or even helping us physically look after our sites by volunteering, it all helps us to keep the Forest a growing and thriving place to live, work and play.