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Explore Wombwell Wood
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

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?

4 Stars 4 Stars

have spent a couple of hours exploring this ancient woodland for the first time today,well worth a visit.

a visit made memorable when i came across a grass snake, not something you see every day.

Neil, 11/May/2015

I was wandering if you know of, where metal detecting is permitted

Erdin, 19/Sep/2014

Metal detecting is not permitted on Forestry Commission land. Please contact 01623 822447 for further information

Forestry Commission Response

Hi, we are thinking of doing a project based around Wombwell wood, that would benefit the area.

Is there anything on particular that needs tending to.which we can help with?

NCS Group Barnsley, 11/Aug/2014

Many thanks for your enquiry, I have passed this on to the site ranger who will be in touch to discuss this with you.

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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


Map showing the local area
OS Grid ref: SE376020

Get directions


South Yorkshire Community Rangers

0300 067 4340

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