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Explore Wombwell Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

This ancient semi-natural broadleaf woodland provides the ideal habitat for a huge variety of wildlife species, and is the ideal spot for a great family day out with play, trails and orienteering.

Wonder through the woods on a variety of paths and pay a visit to the newly opened Upper Woodhead area.

The site is home to a rich diversity of wildlife including skylarks, meadow pipits, woodpeckers and kestrels. Carpets of Bluebells can be seen in the spring.

You can try the orienteering course or take a gentle walk along the Health Walk route and at the end the kids can play on the Natural Play area.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

My family and I lived a stones throw from Wombwell woods 1945/1964 this was a safe play ground for my family plus all the other miners children that lived at Wombwell Main Pit Row.The beauty of the blue bells was second to none.We have happy memories of days gone by.Who in this day and age would let there children go there without supervision?

Sallie, 2/Jun/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Such an unexpected delight. Followed the Woodland Walk. Loved the bluebells. Shame about the litter - first thing we saw when setting off from the car park was fly tipped rubbish - what is the point in having a bin near the fishing pond when obviously is not regularly emptied and the rubbish has spilt and blown far and wide - also there is a desperate need for doggy poo bag bins. All that said, we are looking forward to our next visit - Health Walk, here we come!

J & J, 6/May/2016
3 Stars 3 Stars

I only gave it 3 stars because i havn't explored enough yet although it is a very good spot for chestnuts at the right time of year.

Nora batty, 13/Dec/2015
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Ancient Monuments
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Viewpoint
  • Fishing
  • Day tickets for fishing are issued by Reel 'Em' In, Wombwell. EIther from their shop or on the day at the ponds.
  • Orienteering
  • Please get in touch for our Orienteering Map
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SE376020

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