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Explore Wombwell Wood
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.2/5)

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.

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.


What do other visitors say?

Can permission be granted to metal detect in my local woods

Anonymous, 15/Aug/2018

The short answer is no. Forestry Commission byelaws do not allow metal detecting. The site is of archaeological importance and our requirement to protect that means it is definitely a no.

Forestry Commission Response

Can you camp in a tent here

Anonymous, 7/May/2018

Camping is not allowed.

Forestry Commission Response

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

Anonymous, 14/Mar/2018
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Last updated: 22nd May 2018

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