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Whippendell Wood

Whippendell Wood, Chandler's Cross, Rickmansworth WD3 4NA, UK

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About Whippendell Wood

Whippendell Wood comprises of 165 acres of ancient woodland located close to Cassiobury Park.  Since 1954 Whippendell Wood has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the woodland habitats present and its location in a predominantly urban and agricultural setting. The wood is open to the public, and there are several footpaths and orienteering routes through the wood. The wood is popular with dog walkers, and is also used as a shortcut to Cassiobury Park.


Attractions near Whippendell Wood

Cheslyn House & Gardens2km from Whippendell Wood

Cheslyn House and Gardens, where you can explore a semi-natural woodland area. Its 3.5 acres of space is imaginatively laid out to provide areas of interest including a pond, fernery, large herbaceous borders and an aviary. The house and gardens were originally owned by Henry and Daisy Colbeck, who created the gardens with a collection of unusual and exotic plants which they collected whilst travelling the world.

Cassiobury Park2.46km from Whippendell Wood

Cassiobury Park is the largest public open space in Watford comprising of over 190 acres of green space stretching from Watford town centre to woodland and countryside to the west of the town.  The park is a tranquil and relaxing place, and also a great location to walk, run, fish, or, down by the canal, simply watch the boats glide past on the Grand Union Canal.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London2.94km from Whippendell Wood

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London is a magical experience for anyone, whether you’re a potty about Harry Potter or have never seen any of the movies or read the books before. it is a film and media complex owned by Warner Bros. The studios were all converted from an aircraft factory and airfield called Leavesden Aerodrome, a centre of British aircraft production during World War II. It is situated in Leavesden, Watford, in southwest Hertfordshire.

4 Privet Drive3.06km from Whippendell Wood

It is Harry Potter’s childhood home number 4 Privet Drive from the world-famous Harry Potter film.  But it’s actually a real-life three-bedroom house in Martins Heron, Bracknell. So much happened during Harry’s time under the Dursley’s roof, from when he slept in the legendary cupboard under the stairs to when Fred, George and Ron Weasley rescued him from the smallest bedroom in a flying Ford Anglia.

Ashridge House3.26km from Whippendell Wood

Once a royal residence to King Henry VIII and home to his daughter Princess Elizabeth I situated in the heart of the rolling Chiltern Hills, only 30 miles north of London. Today, Ashridge is home to Hult International Business School's Ashridge Executive Education program, as it has been since 1959. The estate is currently owned by the National Trust.

Ebury Way3.47km from Whippendell Wood

3.5 mile traffic-free route through lakes and fields, linking Rickmansworth and Watford; follows the route of an old railway line. Path shared with walkers and cyclists. Ideal for family cycling. Cycling is permitted along the whole length but horse-riders are restricted to the eastern section between Moor Lane Crossing and Rickmansworth.

Where is Whippendell Wood

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Hertfordshire is one of the home counties in southern England.  The county covers an area of 634 square miles. The county derives its name from a hart and a ford, used as the components of the county's coat of arms and of the flag. Hertfordshire County Council is based in Hertford, once the main market town.