Description and Walk
For some reason we had barely heard of Aspley Woods before, but it’s certainly one we will come back to, if only because at 326 hectares we barely scratched the surface during our brief visit.
We visited on a coldish day in early Autumn, but there were still herds of walkers, bike riders and horse riders in evidence; all out to make the most of this very pleasant woodland on the Greensand Ridge.
The site is managed by The Greensand Trust, and they have supplied dedicated cycle trails, bike jumps, bridleways and walking routes over the land. This is in keeping with their objectives of conservation, coupled with recreational use of their sites.
Be aware that should you decide to stray onto the cycle trails you might be ‘advised’ that it can be dangerous by the cyclists who, to be fair, do whizz around a bit on some of the downhill tracks. I’m not sure what the rules/etiquette is relating to bumbling around on the bikers’ patches, but at the very least you should be careful and considerate.
Aspley Woods is certainly one of the top walking spots in the county.