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Explore Wombwell Wood
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.3/5)

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.

What do other visitors say?

I have enjoyed my happy times in Wombwell woods as a child also watching anglers fishing

Anonymous, 14/Mar/2018
4 Stars 4 Stars

I can understand the decision to close the carpark as the littering had become a real eyesore. On a positive note the local tidy team now go to the woods once a month on the third saturday every month between 10am and 12 and anyone can come along and help tidy the woods, its really good fun and feels very rewarding so far over 160 black bags of rubbish and plenty of large items have been removed making it a lovely place to be again. :)

aj, 24/Feb/2018

Lots of dog walkers but not a single bin to leave your poo behind. Ridiculous

Anonymous, 20/Jan/2018

We have looked into the provision of dog waste bins/litter bins at our sites, but due to the size of our landholding and the numbers of users this is not an economically viable use of taxpayers money. It has also been our experience on other sites where bins have been provided, that the issue has not reduced, and it has also resulted in other anti-social activities such as the bins being set alight. We have to rely on visitors to treat the forest appropriately, including dog owners acting responsibly. The Forestry Commission does try to encourage responsible dog ownership on our sites through the medium of signage, working with the Kennel Club to promote this within the rural environment, by requesting the owners to either 'bag it and bin it at home', or disposing of the debris well off the path.

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Last updated: 3rd January 2018

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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

0300 067 4340
sherwood.fdo@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Related documents

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.