These pretty woods near York have some lovely peaceful walking trails to try.
You can start your walk from the car park at the end of Broad Highway at a postcode of YO19 6BG for your sat navs. From here you can pick up the trails heading west into the woods. On your walk look out for wildlife including woodland birds and deer. It's a quiet, out of the way sort of place, especially during the week.
PostcodeYO19 6BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Wheldrake Woods Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wheldrake Woods Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wheldrake Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wheldrake Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
If you head south from the woods you will come to Wheldrake village where you can visit the Wenlock Arms for some post walk refreshment. The pub has an interesting history having been originally owned by Lord Wenlock when it provided a retreat for his tenants and workers within the area. They do very good food and also have a sunny beer garden if the weather is good. You can find them on Main Street at a postcode of YO19 6AA.
The woods are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on a fine weekend day. The Wenlock Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To extend your walk you could pick up the Minster Way just to the west of the woods. This long distance trail can be followed north west into the city of York where you can try the York Millennium Way and the York River Walk. The long distance Jorvic Way and Wilberforce Way also pass through the area.
If you head east you could visit the neighbouring village of Elvington and Elvington Wood.