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.

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What do other visitors say?

Is there any foraging meet ups or similar activities for Wombwell woods? I have often walked the woods and wondered about foraging mushrooms etc.

Anonymous, 11/Jun/2014

Hi Thanks for asking the question. I have sent it on to the site ranger who will be in touch. Any events will be listed on our webpages and facebook page, so please keep looking!

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very good woood and nice ponds and quarys

jonathan ian sharman, 2/Mar/2014

The road through Wombwell Woods is in a terrible state with all the rubbish that is constantly thrown from vans and cars. Does anyone ever organize a rubbish collection? I would gladly volunteer to help clear some of it

Stav, 17/Jan/2014

Hi Many thanks for your comment. I have passed your details on the site contact. He will be in touch shortly. We do have a volunteer group that meets every third Sunday at Wombwell.

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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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South Yorkshire Community Rangers

01623 822 447

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