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Explore Bishop Wood and Dutchman's Car Park
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

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. 

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?

Hi we have just had a fantastic walk in Bishops wood as we always do. How ever we did notice that someone who had taken the time too pick up there dog mess and then left it at the entrance to the car park... This is unbelievable behaviour. They may as well left the dog mess on the ground rather than bag it up.

Mark Krysiak, 20/Nov/2016

Thanks for the comment. The FC tries to encourage responsible dog ownership and advises people to bag it and take it home.

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Hi, would you be able to send me a copy of the orienterring map for Bishop Wood please. Many thanks.

Sally Wood, 11/Nov/2016

Unfortunately the orienteering course was removed a while ago due to lack of use. I apologies this has not been removed from our website and will ensure this happens ASAP. Thank you for your message.

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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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Last updated: 29th November 2016

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