GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wombwell Wood

1 miles (2 km)

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 WorsbroughCanal. 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.


S74 9SZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Dog Walking

The woods are a great place to take your dog and you will probably see plenty of other owners on your outing.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Wombwell Wood - - 57923

Bluebells in the wood

Copse near Wombwell Wood - - 140930

Copse near Wombwell Wood. A small outlier of woodland which has survived opencasting (indicated by now redundant 'Danger Excavation' signs at the field edge).

Picnic area at Wombwell Woods - - 1715622

Picnic area at Wombwell Woods

Triangulation Pillar at the western edge of Wombwell Wood - - 881715

Triangulation Pillar at the western edge of Wombwell Wood. This pillar is in poor condition and may have even been moved from its original position. Never mind - the views across to the west from here are some of the most expansive in the county.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Wombwell Wood.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)