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Explore Wykeham Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.7/5)

An established forest, mainly of pine and other conifers.

The forest is being used as a centre for research into 'Alternatives To Clearfell' forestry. This work investigates ways of maintaining a timber-producing woodland whilst at the same time maintaining tree-cover and bio-diversity.

The forest also supports one of the Forestry Commission's tree nurserys where many of Britain's forest trees begin life.

There are fine views from High Wood Brow and Raptor viewpoints of Troutsdale and the upper reaches of the River Derwent.

The Moor to Sea Cycle Route passes through the Forest.

What do other visitors say?

Where can I find out what the 'Historic Place' signs refer to that I have seen by the road side? There was nothing obvious to see so I am presuming it was barrows.

Jonathan, 27/Oct/2013

These signs mark scheduled monuments and may well be barrows. www.magic.gov.uk should allow you to find out more about these sites.

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they are drilling for gas

Anonymous, 8/Oct/2013

My children and i often pick bags of litter.. im unable to walk to far... What are they drilling for??

Anonymous, 9/Sep/2013

Viking Gas Uk are in the process of drilling an exploratory borehole for gas, they are targeting conventional gas reserves which had been previously identified in the 1980's known as the Lockton Gas Field. Drilling has now been completed and the company is in the process of removing all of its equipment from the site at Wykeham.

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OS Grid ref: SE938881

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Contact

Paul Ashford
Recreation Ranger
07775 546254
paul.ashford@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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