Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood is a large wooded area in the county of Northamptonshire in the English East Midlands region. The wood is managed by the Forestry England and is part of the former royal hunting forest of Rockingham Forest. Part of the wood is publicly owned and part leased by Forestry England. Fineshade Wood has a visitor centre at Top Lodge that also houses Forestry England offices.

The Jurassic Way through Fineshade Wood
Top Lodge, Fineshade

The wood is located east of the A43 road between Stamford and Corby. Fineshade is in East Northamptonshire District and is roughly 25 miles from Rushden, the largest town of the district, and about 15 miles from Thrapston, the administrative centre of the district.

Fineshade is known for its population of red kites.[1] It also has a regionally important population of adders and other reptiles as well as scarce breeding birds including nightingale, nightjar, woodcock, grasshopper warbler, tree pipit, marsh and willow tits. Dormice have recently been recorded together with great crested and palmate newts. The site has a caravan and motorhome park which is open from Easter to October.

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Fineshade Priory

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Coordinates: 52°34′46″N 0°32′36″W / 52.57945°N 0.54327°W / 52.57945; -0.54327