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

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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Fabulous night watching Nightjars Woodcocks Owls .just wish I knew more about Bats saw several different species

Chris Harris, 29/May/2017

Glad you enjoyed the use of the woodland!

Forestry Commission Response

Could you please tell me what the sign "historical place" refers to near Willot Head in Wykeham Forest. Thank you

Allison, 1/Nov/2016

Thank you for the comment. Unfortunately I am not sure what this feature is but there are a number of features marked in Wykeham Forest. If you would like to speak to our member of staff who deals with heritage please contact our office on 0300 067 4300.

Forestry Commission Response

I was looking at visiting Wykeham Forest, but I was just wondering if there is any admission or car parking fees etc as there is no information on this?

Zoe Turford, 20/Feb/2016

No parking charges apply at Wykeham forest

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Last updated: 17th November 2017

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