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Explore Wheldrake Woods and Broad Highway Car Park
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.4/5)

Wheldrake Wood is located close to the City of York. It is largely coniferous, growing corsican pine and socts pine as well as larch and some areas of sruce and fir. There are also a great number if individual trees and small stands of oak and birch, as well as a few coniferous rarities such as a giant sequoia.

There is a car park at Hardmoor with many informal footpaths throughout the wood.


What do other visitors say?

3 Stars 3 Stars

Would be 5 if it wasnt for dog poo. Have complained before and been told new sinage was being put up asking dog owners to bag and take home rather than kick to the side which is what they seem to do. Great wood though kids love it and its on our doorstep

Anonymous, 27/Dec/2016

Thank you for your comments. We will revisit he signage again which unfortunately is often removed by some forest users.

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Why not charge dog walkers a small fee of like 50p to enter, with the money have a bin put there and it collected regularly. Forests should be given given higher priorities than cities. If people litter in a city a bin is put there, yet in the forest its allowed to build up with always the excuse being money!

As for dog walker if you cant clean it up dont have one! Scumbags ✌

natalie, 10/Dec/2016

Thank you for your comments and suggestions. Wheldrake Woods is currently free access for all users. Unfortunately parking machines in remote locations are also challenging although we will bear this in mind for future consideration.

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2 Stars 2 Stars

I visited the woods on Thursday to take some landscape photographs. I put my camera bag on the ground to unpack the camera but didn't spot the dog s**t in the long grass. I only realised once I'd put the bag back over my shoulder. Absolutely disgusting, dog faeces is everywhere!

Anonymous, 12/Nov/2016

The forestry commission promotes responsible dog ownership and encourages people to 'bag it and take it home'. We will review signage at the woodland to promote this.

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Last updated: 29th November 2016

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