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Explore Stainburn Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

Please note that the Black Warren Boulder Trail is closed until further notice. More information can be found on the trail page.

Stainburn is a largely coniferous woodland on the edge of Nidderdale AONB, close to Harrogate and Otley. It consists of two parts, a mixed pine, larch and spruce area on the sloping ground of Norwood Egde, and a more extensive plataeu of spruce with some areas of scots pine and larch to the east.


There are several mountain bike routes in the west of the wood which can be accessed from the Norwood Edge car park. There is an additional well-used car park at Stainburn Moor. 

What do other visitors say?

Are all the trails open now Thanks

Tommee , 26/Jul/2018

Hi, is there any update on when the MTB trails will be open to ride?

Anonymous, 5/Apr/2018

Thanks you for your enquiry. The red loop and trail is open but the Warren boulder trail will remain closed for some time while works can be completed.

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can I ask why Warren Boulder trail woodland was cut down?

MrM, 26/Feb/2018

Thank you for your comments. The woodland was schedules for felling as part of our design planning process for all our woodlands. It will be replanted for the next cycle of timber production. If you would like to know more about this please contact our district office on 0300 067 4300 who can put you in touch with the Forester for that area.

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Last updated: 3rd July 2018

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  • Norwood Edge and Stainburn Moor
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Norwood Edge and Stainburn Moor
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