GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Forge Valley Woods

2 miles (3 km)

Follow the waterside trail through this delightful nature reserve in the North York Moors National Park. The route follows a wooden boardwalk through the wooded valley along the River Derwent. There's a wide variety of flora and fauna to look out for in the reserve. This includes wild garlic, wood anemone and broadleaved woodland. Also keep your eyes peeled for deerand woodland birds. It's easy to extend your walking in the area with Raincliffe Woods located just to the north west. The woods have some good mountain bike trails and more walking trails. Also nearby is Wykeham Forest which has some great viewpoints from its elevated position.
Forge Valley is located just north of the villages of West Ayton and East Ayton. In West Ayton you can visit the 14th ruins of Ayton castle.

Forge Valley Woods Postcode

YO12 5TG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Forge Valley Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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