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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.


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What do other visitors say?

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.

Forestry Commission Response

hi there what is your views o metal detecting in the woods ie wombwell woods is there a licence 1 as to obtain thanks mr guest

Anonymous, 9/Jul/2014

The site ranger will contact you directly, thanks for your enquiry.

Forestry Commission Response

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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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
    lizz.demers@forestry.gov.uk
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SE376020

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Contact

South Yorkshire Community Rangers

01623 822 447
enquiries.sherwood@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Related documents

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified