Harwood Dale Forest
Enjoy a walk through this large forest and around the pretty village of Harwood Dale on this circular route in the North York Moors.
You can start your walk from the village and then head north to reach the forest. There's lots of footpaths and bridleways to explore the coniferous woodland with its pine and spruce trees, streams and ponds. Look out for wildlife including roe deer, badgers, squirrels, foxes and various woodland birds.
After visiting the forest it's well worth exploring the area around the village. If you head west you can visit the old church and enjoy a stroll along Harwood Dale Beck and Hagg Wood. Just to the south you'll find Broxa Forest, while continuing west will take you past the River Derwent into Langdale Forest. Here you'll find more good walking paths, mountain bike trails and great views over the North York Moors.
PostcodeYO13 0DT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Harwood Dale Forest Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Harwood Dale Forest Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Harwood Dale Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Harwood Dale Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The epic Lyke Wake Walk can be picked up just to the north. Follow it west and you could explore the nearby Fylingdales Moor. Here you can enjoy climbs to Simon Howe and Two Howes Rigg where there are splendid views over the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North York Moors Walks page.