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

Opening hours

  • 8am-8pm, 01 March – 31 October
  • 8am-6pm, 1 November – 28/29 February

How to find us

How to find us
Woodhead Lane , Hoyland, Barnsley
By Car

From Wombwell High Street take B6096 Hough Lane, west towards Jump. At the roundabout take the third exit towards the M1, then at the second roundabout third exit onto Woodhead Lane. The car park can be found on the second turning about 300 metres on your right.

OS Grid Ref

53.513903368808, -1.4350183449985

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Wombwell Wood.

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

Dogs allowed

Contact details

Discover an enchanting atmosphere as you walk through the ancient trees of Wombwell Wood

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.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Wildlife
  • 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.

Wombwell Wood has a variety of open paths and trails for you to explore including the Woodland walk at 1.4 miles and the Heath walk at 0.5 miles.

Nearby forests

Sun rays through trees

The Wharncliffe Woods steep terrain creates a popular venue for both mountain biking and strenuous walking, without going to the Peak District!

The Woods have a rich post industrial history with many quarry workings hidden within the woods. Amongst the trees, numerous streams meander down the hillside.


Pond in forest

Pleasley Park is a lovely mix of broadleaved and coniferous trees. Its 74 hectares offer delightful walks amongst a variety of trees. There is a pond to discover too.

It is bordered to the south and west by footpaths making it easily accessible for visitors.


Shirebrook Wood on a winter morning

With its mixture of mature broadleaf woodland, newly planted trees, large open meadows and a scenic wetland valley, Shirebrook Wood offers something for everybody. 

This reclaimed colliery site provides home to a variety of wildlife including songbirds, small mammals and plenty of butterflies. On a warm summer’s day you may even be lucky enough to spot the Dingy Skipper butterfly as you explore the wood! 

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