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. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Try our easy access trails page to find accessible parking near you.

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 

Nearby forests

Hybrid Bluebell close up

Home to foxes, deer, badgers and many woodland birds, Hagg Wood provides the perfect woodland visit for any wildlife enthusiast! At different times of the year you can hear the call of woodpeckers, wood pigeons and cuckoos. 

It's also a great place to spot bluebells in spring, as well as primroses, yellow pimpernel, wood anemone and dog violets, which you'll find growing along the woodland rides and clearings.

Field of purple orchids in the sun

Wheldrake Wood is a fantastic place to escape the everyday bustle of York and stretch your legs with a woodland walk. With an abundance of wildlife, mixture of trees and network of informal paths, Wheldrake Wood is the place to go for your next outdoor adventure. 

Starting from Broad Highway Car Park, you can choose to stay on the main path or for the more adventurous, explore further by branching off on smaller trails.

Kilburn white horse trail

Experience stunning views and visit the iconic Kilburn White Horse at Kilburn Forest.

The iconic White Horse is visible for many miles and covers half an acre. It has been overlooking the village of Kilburn since the late 1850s!

This North Yorkshire forest offers waymarked trails around the cliffs of Sutton Bank and Roulston Scar to White Horse Bank.


Forest path surrounded by long orange hanging branches

Glacial valleys to the south create a unique ‘rigg and dale’ landscape, while the north of the forest sits on an upland plateau.

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