SHIELD TREE WOOD is a private woodland situated on the grounds of Thornsett Fields Farm, Briargrove Road, Thornsett. SK22 1AX.

Visitors to all sessions at Shield Tree Wood are asked to park within the grounds of Thornsett Fields Farm (See maps below).   

If you use the app ‘what3words’ you will find our parking at: lows.wobbles.worlds

Parking for 4WD is available at the entrance to Thornsett Fields Farm. 

We have also added space for ~5 cars now at the 2 laybys just after the 2nd cattle grid in agreement with the land managers.

If these are full then attendees are asked to park on the hard surface area at the right hand bend as you approach the farm (see map for details).

Access parking available on request: We also have 2 spaces available for attendee cars to park on the rubble track running alongside the wood.  These spaces will be prioritised for attendees requiring access near to the site due to specific needs. Please let us know in advance if you wish to use one of these spaces.

Finally we kindly ask you do not park on Briargrove Road by Shield Tree Wood as through traffic and local residents need the road clear at all times.  Thank you for your consideration with this.

Directions from New Mills / Marple to Thornsett Fields Farm:

Head along Mellor Road and turn down Briargrove Road at the top. Drive down to the bottom of the road and continue past Ladygate Farm & Shield Tree Wood until you see Thornsett Fields Farm entrance on the left-hand side (LHS). Turn left over the cattle grid and park on the right-hand side (RHS) field (please do not continue along the farm track to the farm!). Walk across the field towards the wood (look for the white yurt!).

From Thornsett School to Thornsett Fields Farm:

Drive past the school and turn sharp left at the triangular turning point. Thornsett Fields Farm is on the right-hand side (RHS) just after the bend.  Park immediately after the cattle grid on the right-hand field.

We look forward to welcoming you soon to BEING Outdoors CIC basecamp in Shield Tree Wood.

The BEING Outdoors CIC team