Target Woods: directions and accessibility


From the big roundabout at Hexham A69, take the turning north towards St John Lee.

Follow the road up to the cottage where four lanes meet, and turn right to take the second road off – signed for Codlaw and Stagshaw. Not the road directly next to the cottage!

Follow this road for about a mile, over the bridge and along the edge of the wood. On the right hand side of the road, you’ll see an open farm gate with our sign on it.

Park safely on the verges, but please don’t block any gates. If you get to the crossroads you have gone too far! If all else fails, ring Deni on 07717 651749.

From the gate, it’s about 180m (a 10 minute gentle walk) up to the site. Walk through the gate and keep to the track on the left. You’ll see the parachute through the trees, and will smell the campfire too!

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Accessibility information for Target Woods

Target woods is a natural area with uneven and soft ground, mud, sticks, insects, plants, and weather. We want as many people as possible to enjoy it, so if you need to know something we haven’t covered below, please give Deni a call or text on 07717 651749, or email us at, and we’ll do our very best to help you further.

Please dress for messy activities and all weathers – be it suncream and insect repellant or wellies, jumpers, hats and gloves. Sandals and shorts may be great in the summer but in the woods please make sure your legs and feet are covered – there’s less chance of scrapes and stings. You’ll have more fun if you’re wearing the right clothes!

Park is on the roadside verges, and walk through the wide 5 bar gate and up a gentle slope along the forest track for about 150m. You then leave the track and cross through the woodland for about 30m between the trees to get to the camp fire and parachute.

The forest track is very uneven and is often muddy in patches. There is little undergrowth as the trees are mostly evergreen meaning there’s lots of space to get to the campfire (and to build dens and play) – but there are lots of humps and bumps, loose sticks and cones underfoot. You’ll soon find yourself feeling at home.

The view from the campfire between the trees back towards the track

Many people bring pushchairs into the woods, and some people have brought a wheelchair, but they have needed a strong and able helper to push and lift it. For people with severe mobility difficulties, it is possible for us to bring a 4×4 vehicle close to the campfire. Normally no vehicles are allowed in our part of the woods, so this is strictly by arrangement only.

There is no loo in the woods. If this is something you need to discuss please email or call Deni. We are currently fundraising to build a compost loo in the woods!

We want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy what we offer, so please get in touch if you have any questions.