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Explore Bishop Wood and Dutchman's Car Park
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

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?

It would be really helpful to have routes shown on an information board in the car park and also sign posts around the wood. Unfortunately I became disorientated in the wood and ultimately lost. After an hour I found someone to ask for help but it wasn't pleasant at all.

Anonymous, 8/Feb/2017

We are sorry that you got lost but we do not have any official routes in Bishop Wood they are just informal paths that people use. We do not have any plans to mark routes in this woodland.

Forestry Commission Response

Hi. Could you let me know how long the walls are in the wood please.

Thank you

Louise Turner, 29/Jan/2017

Hi Louise, thank for the comment. If you contact us on 0300 067 4300 we will be able to put you in touch with a member of our team who should be able to help with your enquiry. Many thanks.

Forestry Commission Response

Hi we have just had a fantastic walk in Bishops wood as we always do. How ever we did notice that someone who had taken the time too pick up there dog mess and then left it at the entrance to the car park... This is unbelievable behaviour. They may as well left the dog mess on the ground rather than bag it up.

Mark Krysiak, 20/Nov/2016

Thanks for the comment. The FC tries to encourage responsible dog ownership and advises people to bag it and take it home.

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Last updated: 29th November 2016

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