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Explore Wheldrake Woods and Broad Highway Car Park
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.2/5)

Wheldrake Wood is located close to the City of York. It is largely coniferous, growing corsican pine and socts pine as well as larch and some areas of sruce and fir. There are also a great number if individual trees and small stands of oak and birch, as well as a few coniferous rarities such as a giant sequoia.

There is a car park at Hardmoor with many informal footpaths throughout the wood.


What do other visitors say?

Hi. Are there bluebells in these woods?

Louise Ling, 1/May/2017

Thanks for the question. Wheldrake does have some Bluebells but you may like to visit Bishop Wood near Selby which puts on a fantastic display.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Love the woods here. It is a great walk for the dogs with lots of alternative routes round the woods. In really wet weather you can stick to the main path to avoid the mud, but generally I go off one of the side tracks and do a big loop around the woods which takes about an hour. Once you get off the main track you hardly meet anyone - very peaceful

Sue, 18/Feb/2017

Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the wood!

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Very sad! We were looking for a walk in the woods, with our grand children! I'm afraid the thought of scraping dog excrement from a 3yr olds shoes leave me retching! There are so few places to take children around York that do not cost a fortune and you can spend longer than half an hour. Another one spoilt before we even got to see it!

Anonymous, 12/Feb/2017

Sorry you did not get to experience this woodland. We encourage responsible dog ownership from all dog owners to our woodlands including removal of dog waste through signage at the woodland entry points.

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Last updated: 14th June 2017

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