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

Opening hours

Wheldrake Woods offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Broad Highway Car Park, York
Sat Nav Postcode: YO19 6BG
OS Grid Ref
SE660470

53.916649133071, -0.98533630371094

Parking and prices

Please park responsibly.

The road through Wheldrake Wood is a public highway. Wagon access is required at all times and the route must not be obstructed.

There are no parking charges at Wheldrake Woods.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Contact details

Come and stroll amongst a mosaic of trees at Wheldrake Wood, York's hidden outdoor gem

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.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

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

Wheldrake Woods has a range of open access paths and trails for you and your four legged friends to explore.

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.

landscape of conifer woodland

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.

Kilburn Forest

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.

 

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.

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