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

Opening hours

Stainburn Forest offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us

Norwood Edge Car Park

OS Grid ref: SE 236523

From the A59 take the B6451 towards Otley. Pass through Bland Hill and the car park is 2km further on your right.

Stainburn Moor Car Park 

OS Grid ref: SE 210509

Follow the B6161 south from Beckwithshaw and after about a quarter of a mile take the first turning on the right. Follow this minor road for about one and a half miles. The entrance to the wood is on the left hand side of the road.

Stainburn Forest, Norwood, Otley
Sat Nav Postcode: LS21 2RA

53.953723796053, -1.6818414001473

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Norwood Edge Car Park or Stainburn Moor Car Park.

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?

Contact details

Activities at Stainburn

Individual mountain biking over rocks in the forest
Red route at Stainburn Forest
Mountain biking in the wood
The Descent Line at Stainburn Forest
Man on mountain bike going round tight corner on trail in the forest
Warren Boulder trail at Stainburn Forest

Nearby forests

Kilburn Forest

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

Kilburn White Horse is the most northerly turf-cut figure in Britain and one of the most famous landmarks in North Yorkshire. It's easily visible from the south, below Sutton Bank, and while it's difficult to get a sense of its scale from the path on the escarpment edge above, there are steps down the side which give a closer view.

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.

Gisburn Forest entrance

Step into the fairy tale woods of Gisburn Forest and Stocks. Explore the trails and experience a sense of space and freedom as you breathe in the fresh air and hear the peaceful bird song.

Shaded forest woodland walk

Rochdale Woodlands is a haven for wildlife. Woodpeckers, dippers and kingfishers are a regular sighting, along with many other species.

With mature broadleaf trees and coppiced willow, Rochdale also supports a healthy population of woodland birds.

Meadowfields (off Albert Royd Street) is a mix of woodland and expansive open grassland on the banks of the River Roch.

There is also wet grassland areas, providing a fantastic habitat for frogs, toads and insects.

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