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Explore Brodsworth Community Woodland
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

This picturesque woodland is rapidly developing into one of the most attractive wildlife sites in the area.

With its mixture of broadleaf woodland, large open meadows and a scenic wetland valley, Brodsworth Community Woodland is renowned for its diversity of wildlife.

As you make your way around the 99 hectare site, you will come across some intriguing sculptures, wonderful vistas and perfect spots for a rest or a picnic. The woodland is on the edge of the nearest towns and villages but it allows you to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The site is owned by The Land Trust and managed by the Forestry Commission


What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Once again Paul Nunns took us on a fantastic guided walk. This is our third one and we have really enjoyed them all. However, Brodsworth probably comes top of the list, it is such a wonderful, tranquil place and so enjoyable to walk there. What a transformation from its days of being the biggest producing colliery in Europe. One thing that struck many of us in the group was that we would like to have seen some evidence of its industrial past. However, times have changed since it was developed and nowadays this would have happened.

Thank you so much to Paul Nunns for making the walk so interesting, enlightening and such good fun. He gave us information on the site, wild life, flora and fauna, as well as activities taking place. Brodsworth is well worth a visit.

U3A Tuesday Walking Group - Co-ordinator, 9/Apr/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

A group of 15 walkers from the U3A met at Brodsworth in September. Paul Nunns had agreed to lead a walk for us and he arranged a mini bus to take us back to Phoenix Park to begin the walk. We then undertook a 7 mile walk from Phoenix to Brodsworth. We all enjoyed the walk and many of the group voted it one of our best walks. It was so lovely to enjoy the terrain of both Phoenix and Brodsworth in one walk. Paul is so knowledgeable about both parks which enhanced the experience. For some of us, it was our first visit to Brodsworth and we loved it so much we have asked Paul if he will undertake a guided walk there for us; having already undertaken a guided walk at Phoenix. We are so grateful to Paul for his enthusiasm, expertise and support.

Helen Swift, 14/Oct/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

This was my first visit today. I am very impressed with the walkways, occasional resting seats and general management of the woodland. It is a pity about the scramble-motor bikers though.

David Neville, 2/Oct/2014

Glad to hear you like Brodsworth. We would encourage the public to call the Police on 101 if you encounter motorbikes on site.

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Last updated: 29th February 2016

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Cycling
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Viewpoint
  • Orienteering
  • Please contact for a map of the course
  • Walking
  • There are 3 waymakred trails to follow.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SE 526078

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South Yorkshire Community Rangers

0300 067 4340

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