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

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

Contact details

Activities at Wheldrake Wood

Two women walking towards trees in the forest
Walking at Wheldrake

Nearby forests

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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.

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.

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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