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Explore Bishop Wood and Dutchman's Car Park
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.6/5)

Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa)A lowland wood with a very long history. The whole wood is very flat, being situated in the Humberhead Levels.  There is a nice mix of habitats throughout the wood - natural broadleaved woodland, stands of beech trees, conifer plantations, ponds and wet areas.

A lovely wood to visit in spring for its display of springtime wild flowers...

Dutchman's Car Park is a small roadside car park giving access to the wood for walkers. 

Horse riding is by permit only - please contact the Pickering office on 01751 472771.  Bicycles are welcome on the forest roads.

No over night camping allowed.

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What do other visitors say?

Is there an orienteering map for the wood thanks john

John , 20/Apr/2017

Unfortunately we removed the orienteering course in Bishop Wood a few years ago as this was not well utilised.

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Have recently moved to the area and found Bishop wood, it's absolutely beautiful with spring flowers and the variety of trees starting to bloom I've never seen so many bluebells it's a lovely walk for me and my dog. I would agree with a previous comment about the "doggy bags " such a shame, maybe a dog bin ? Otherwise delightful.

S.P, 20/Apr/2017

Thank you for your comments regarding Bishop Wood and pleased you enjoyed the area. Unfortunately we are unable to provide dog bins in this area due to cost and lack of staff resource and therefore we encourage dogs owners to be responsible and clean up after their animals.

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First visit today (Easter Sunday). Had a smashing walk in the rain. Most amazing spread of wood anemones & bluebells. A great maze of paths & variety of wildlife habitats throughout.

Shame about the number of 'doggie bags' lying at the side of the path. Who does this? Why?

Tony Christopher, 16/Apr/2017

Glad you enjoyed the wood! We encourage responsible dog ownership and hope that people will dispose of dog waste appropriately by taking it home and placing it in their bin.

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Last updated: 3rd July 2018

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