Activities at Wharncliffe Woods

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Activities at Wharncliffe Woods

Mountain biking
Cycling and mountain biking at Wharncliffe Woods
Two horse riders in high vis and helmets on a forest path
Horse riding at Wharncliffe Wood

Nearby forests


With paths that twist and turn through the woodland, great views and open spaces, Wombwell Wood provides the perfect setting for your next outdoor adventure or even a stroll with your dog.

A birdwatchers paradise, the ancient woodland is also an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife including skylarks, meadow pipits, woodpeckers and kestrels. Bluebells can often be spotted among the trees, making spring in the woodland a real treat.

Whitwell Wood

The wood has a very high nature conservation status and it is has a wide range of flora including over 20 species that are indicators of ancient woodland. There are also numerous features of archaeological interest.

Visit the wood to discover the Ginny Spring Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It has been designated for its rich flora including some species rare in Derbyshire.


Walking trail at Forty Acre Piece

Comprising of seven coniferous woodlands, Matlock Moors is not short of great walking opportunities.

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