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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Allerthorpe Wood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Allerthorpe Wood, Common Lane , York
Sat Nav Postcode: YO42 4DB
By Car

Leave the A1079 York to Hull road at the cross roads at Barmby Moor about 2 miles west of Pocklington. Head south along Sutton Lane. The forest is approximately a mile along this road.

OS Grid Ref

53.921523579498, -0.85477645834908

Parking and prices

Please park responsibly.

The roads through Allerthorpe Woods are public highways. Wagon access is required at all times and the route must not be obstructed.

The most appropriate parking for the woodland is along Common Lane.

There are no parking charges at Allerthorpe Wood. 

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4300

Visit this small pine wood located in the Vale of York, near Pocklington

The area is very flat making it great if you want an easy stroll through the peaceful woodland. It is also very popular with wildlife experts, especially entomologists looking for insects! Adders can also be found in the woodland. They are shy and not easily seen, so if you spot one, you should count yourself very lucky! Watch out for them sunbathing on grassy banks, rocks or tracks from mid-morning until early afternoon from spring through to Autumn.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust lease part of the area as a nature reserve and the entire wood is being managed to ensure that this rare example of northern lowland heath maintains its biodiversity.

Please be aware that the area is not suitable for off-road cycling.

At a glance

  • Walking trails 
  • Picnic area
  • Nature reserve
  • Dogs welcome 
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