Whippendell Wood

Whippendell Wood

Whippendell Wood in Watford is a great place to have a woodland adventure especially in May with the sea of bluebells.


Whippendell Wood comprises of 165 acres of ancient woodland located close to Cassiobury Park.  It can be accessed from the park by means of a public footpath crossing through the West Herts Golf Club or from Rousebarn Lane.

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 area is well known for its impressive collection of bluebells.  The Watford 10K race, styled as ‘the bluebell run’, which takes place on the May Day bank holiday of each year passes through the woods when the display is at its best.

Whippendell Woods has a car park on Grove Mill Lane


Opening Times

The wood  is open every day of the year. Access to the park is not restricted at any time however the car park closes at 9.00pm



Admission is FREE to the wood



  • Free parking
  • All year