Fineshade blogs

On this page, we will publish articles about anything at all to do with Fineshade.


  • Have you enjoyed a special experience here?

  • Can you tell us about the Fineshade of yester-year?

  • What about the old railway line?

  • Can you write about some of the special wildlife?

  • Do you have an answer to problems about the road access?

  • What’s it really like to live or work here?

  • Could you contribute a regular diary about your visits?


We invite contributions and comments from anyone and everyone.  

June 25, 2015

Today, a humid mid-summer’s day, I stood on a ride in the middle of Westhay Wood and all I could hear was the hum of insects and, the desultory late song of a Chiffchaff.  And, if it hadn’t broken the perfect peace of the afternoon, I really think I might have give three rousing cheers for the Forestry Commission. For here all around me was the e...

June 10, 2015

A sunny June morning in East Northamptonshire, on the edge of a leafy woodland at Fineshade. I leave the track and stoop low to enter the verdant bower, immediately surrounded by sights and sounds that only a magical habitat like this can provide. Leaves flicker in the light breeze, sunlight and shadows dapple the lush green surface beneath my fe...

June 6, 2015

Alex comes to Fineshade every year with his family for a sort-of working holiday. We are really grateful to Alex and his mum, Clare, for telling us what they got up to this year.


Alex's blog


My week at Fineshade was ace; me and my family all enjoy most things about Fineshade. The activities are wombling, bike rides, den building and I had my pict...

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