Explore Allerthorpe Wood
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