Enjoy a peaceful walk around these pretty woods near Barnsley. In the centre of the wood there's a lovely large pond with a stream.
There are a number of trails taking you through the semi-natural broadleaf woodland. Look out for carpets of Bluebells in the spring and a variety of wildlife including skylarks, meadow pipits, woodpeckers and kestrels. There's a car park just off Woodhead Lane where you can start your walk. From here you can pick up a footpath to the pond and the rest of the site. The woods are also located very close to Wombwell train station too.
There's lots of good options to extend your walking in this lovely area. Just to the north west there's Dovecliffe Woods and beyond that waterside paths along the River Dove and the Worsbrough Canal. If you follow the canal west you will soon come to the delightful Worsbrough Mill Country Park. The park includes a 17th Century working water mill set in 240 acres of parkland.
PostcodeS74 9SZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Wombwell Wood Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Wombwell Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wombwell Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's some nice pubs and cafes in nearby Wombell but you could head a little further east to Old Moor. Here you'll find the Old Moor Tavern. It's a friendly pub with a good menu and an outdoor seating area. Right next to the pub you will also find the RSPB Dearne Valley. This 89-hectare wetlands nature reserve is a nice place to continue your walking in the area. You can find the pub on Everill Gate Lane with a postcode of S73 0YQ.
The woods are a great place to take your dog and you will probably see plenty of other owners on your outing.