GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wheldrake Woods

2 miles (3.5 km)

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.


YO19 6BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Dog Walking

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.


Wheldrake Wood - - 1217

Looking west at some of the buildings around the intersection of tracks in this pine wood plantation.

Wheldrake Wood - - 1216

Looking east along main track to car park.

Entrance to Wheldrake Wood - - 100503

The entrance to the woods on a snowy winter day.

Part of Glebe Plantation in Wheldrake Wood - - 373795

Part of Glebe Plantation in Wheldrake Wood. The wood is managed by the Forestry Commission. This is one corner of Glebe plantation. The scrubby grass in the foreground is a clearing following felling, which has not been re-mapped so far. There is no sign of re-planting as yet.

Public Footpath alongside Field Boundary - - 374535

Public Footpath alongside Field Boundary. This public footpath, from Wheldrake to Elvington, runs Northeast along a field boundary before turning North to run to along the Eastern edge of Elvington Wood.

Broadleaf Trees next to Pine Trees in Wheldrake Wood - - 373808

Broadleaf Trees next to Pine Trees in Wheldrake Wood. The 1:25,000 scale OS map shows a small copse of broadleaf trees adjacent to a larger area of evergreen planting. The division between the two areas of planting can be seen here, as the edge of the broad leaf copse forms part of the field boundary. In the foreground is a clearing created by recent managed felling.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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