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Explore Bishop Wood and Dutchman's Car Park
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa)A lowland wood with a very long history. The whole wood is very flat, being situated in the Humberhead Levels.  There is a nice mix of habitats throughout the wood - natural broadleaved woodland, stands of beech trees, conifer plantations, ponds and wet areas.

A lovely wood to visit in spring for its display of springtime wild flowers...

Dutchman's Car Park is a small roadside car park giving access to the wood for walkers.  Bishop Wood has an orienteering course. 

Horse riding is by permit only - please contact the Pickering office on 01751 472771.  Bicycles are welcome on the forest roads.

No over night camping allowed.

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What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Had a lovely walk there today, a great place that could be improved if there were information boards at all entrances which showed the routes through, would have been even better if the dog walkers picked up after their pets.

Paul & Jayne, 4/Aug/2016

Thank you for your comments and pleased you enjoyed your visits. Bishop Wood is a woodland access site where we encourage people to use the woodland without formal facilities which would include information boards.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Went for another run around this great location Wednesday 16 Jun 2016 between about 7-8:30pm but experience was spoilt somewhat by the sounds of trail bikes being used for most of that time on the tracks. Only saw a glimpse of one a couple of hundred yards away as he stopped when he saw us and turned round and rode off but lots of evidence of tyre tracks tearing up the muddy paths.

Anonymous, 17/Jun/2016

Please report any further sightings to the local police so that they are recorded.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Went for a run round some excellent forest trails ranging from muddy boggy paths to dry cinder tracks through to well maintained aggregate covered roads. Great location for some off road running and the level nature of the site means it is great for beginners wanting to get into the sport or indeed anyone who simply wants to run in peaceful surroundings away from traffic. This was the first time despite living around the area for some 15+ years I've ever visited, just a shame more isn't made of it and a map of the trails made available for those who want to use it but not for orienteering... Google it is then!

Anonymous, 3/Jun/2016

Thanks for the comments and glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Last updated: 26th September 2016

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What's Here?

  • Dogs
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Walking


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