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

Opening hours

Whitwell Wood is open 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us

Whitwell Wood is located approximately five miles west of Worksop.

Bolsover, Derbyshire
Sat Nav Postcode: S80 3EH
OS Grid Ref

53.2983, -1.21657198

Parking and prices

The layby on the A619 provides parking for the woodland which is clearly signed from the road side.

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 is no cycling or horse riding permitted in the wood.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Located near Worksop, Whitwell Wood is a broad-leaved woodland that covers 171 hectares

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.


At a glance

  • 3 walking trails
  • Picnic area

Things to do

Following a combination of forest roads and tracks, this trail takes you to the very centre of the woodland and then back to the info board, taking in the wildlife-laden pond on the way.

This is the longest of three walks which take you round this fascinating woodland.

Whitwell is rich in flora and fauna and there's something to see all year round.

An ideal gentle stroll to help you unwind, this short loop takes you to the pond and back to the info point. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of woodland birds.

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