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

Opening hours

Sneaton Forest is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Sneaton Forest is located approximately five miles south of Whitby. 

Sneaton, Whitby
By Car

From Whitby follow the B1416 south crossing the River Esk at Ruswarp follow the roads for about three miles until it turns sharply left (east). There are signs saying May Beck and Byway to Falling Foss.

OS Grid Ref

54.404063, -0.64584836

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Sneaton Forest. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

There are no waymarked walking trails, and no easy access route.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4300

Located near Whitby, Sneaton Forest has lots of sights for you to explore

Sneaton Forest is a true mixture of new and old.

The larger part of the forest to the south is principally made up of confiers planted in 1960s, while the northern area is old broad-leaved woodland among steep valleys. 

Within Sneaton Forest you can also find Falling Foss, a spectacular waterfall, the Hermitage, a huge boulder hollowed out to form a shelter in the 1700s and Maybeck Picnic Place.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Dog walking
  • Picnic area

Things to do

Whether you're a seasoned naturalist or enthusiast amateur it's easy to take part, just start recording wildlife on your next visit.

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iNaturalist is an independent third party application. Please check their full privacy policy and terms of service before signing up You can create records without having 4G or Wi-Fi in the forest. Download our full user guide and top tips

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Sneaton Forest. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Sneaton Forest has a range of paths that run through the woodland. 

Nearby forests

Broxa Wood

Consisting of pine and conifers, come and see Broxa's many unusual tree species and keep your eyes peeled for its summer population of nightjars; a nocturnal bird from Africa.

The Moors to Sea Cycle Route passes through the forest, taking in the views at Reasty Hill Top.

The Blue Man Walk also passes through the forest connecting Broxa with Langdale.

Dalby - Adderstone Rigg

Home to over 8,500 acres of breath-taking views, endless walking, running and cycle trails and Gruffalo adventures, a great day out awaits at Dalby Forest.

Green rolling hills in the countryside with blue skies

Found on the edge of Middlesbrough, Gribdale Gate car park provides a great starting point for a network of paths and trails. 

Follow the long-distance Cleveland Way footpath and adventure into Coate Moor, a forest haven just waiting to be explored. If you want to venture further afield, the trail runs up to the historic Captain Cook's monument. The steep climbs are definitely worth it for the unparalleled views across the Cleveland Hills!

Green rolling hills in the countryside with blue skies

Nestled halfway up the slopes of the Cleveland Hills, Clay Bank is a great base for walkers, hikers and view seekers alike.

Clay Bank offers you easy access to the Cleveland Way, Yorkshire's famous 109 mile long trail that stretches from the dramatic coastline to the beautiful heather moorland. 

Don't miss out on the panoramic views that stretch to Kildale, Roseberry Topping, Teesside. 

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