Woodford is a small mountain village in the Blue Mountains approximately 90 kilometres west of Sydney.
Woodford was originally known as Mile Hollow and was home to a popular coaching inn, the Woodman's Inn built in 1834. After passing through different owners, the inn closed and became a private residence called Woodford House. By 1871 the locality also became known as Woodford and the house later became the well-known Woodford Academy, a school for boys and is now a heritage-listed building.
Woodford is well known to mountain bike riders and walkers as the start point for the renowned Oaks and St Helena tracks.