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Explore Wykeham Forest
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

An established forest, mainly of pine and other conifers.

The forest is being used as a centre for research into 'Alternatives To Clearfell' forestry. This work investigates ways of maintaining a timber-producing woodland whilst at the same time maintaining tree-cover and bio-diversity.

The forest also supports one of the Forestry Commission's tree nurserys where many of Britain's forest trees begin life.

There are fine views from High Wood Brow and Raptor viewpoints of Troutsdale and the upper reaches of the River Derwent.

The Moor to Sea Cycle Route passes through the Forest.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

I found the raptor viewpoint very difficult to find from the A170 it could do with some brown tourist type signage to help to locate destinations

paul harriman, 8/Sep/2018

Thank you for your comments. Brown tourist signs need to be granted by highways and are usually based on visitor numbers, which this site has very few, but we will look to consider other options.

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3 Stars 3 Stars

Also a lot of places where stuff has been dumped but you have to expect that in a forest with easy car access.

Jason Edwards, 19/Dec/2017

If you would like to contact us to advise locations we be able to have this dealt with appropriately. Thank you for your comment.

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3 Stars 3 Stars

Lots of parts that you have no access to, some for land owners use and some wild life reservation. Bit annoying when you've traveled by train and there's no mention of it anywhere on this site and once there it's only on the gate signs.

Jason Edwards, 19/Dec/2017

Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you, we will revisit the information on our website to reflect this.

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Last updated: 3rd July 2018

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