Skipton Castle Woods
Skipton Castle Woods
4.5
Historic SitesNature & Wildlife Areas
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Woodland Trust invites everyone to enjoy Skipton Castle Woods, a 36 acre ancient woodland in the heart of Skipton town centre. Skipton Castle Woods in North Yorkshire is a place to enjoy space, peace and wildlife along a river valley featuring Springs Canal and Eller Beck. Visitors are welcome at Skipton Castle Woods with free woodland access 365 days a year.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Jandanda
    Barnsley, United Kingdom253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Free walk in the woods. Beautiful, accessible and well-maintained paths, benches and bridges looked after by the Woodland Trust. Lots of mature trees and wildlife to savour as well as waterfalls, rivers and parts of the canal. The woods are right at the side of the castle and just out of the Town centre at the top of the High Street. A lovely peaceful walk in a stunning part of the Country.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 September 2023
  • GailW2100
    Norwich, United Kingdom205 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walk
    Nice walk through the woods and along the river. I recommend wellies or walking boots as it is muddy in lots of areas. We parked in the Castle car park, to access the walk you walk outside the entrance to the car park, go left and you will see the gate.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 April 2024
  • HolidaysRme3
    Boston, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a gem!
    We visited whilst holidaying in the area. We parked at the castle car park. As it was after 2pm, it only cost £2.50. A friendly, helpful chap who was taking the money, gave us directions to the woods. Our children, aged 8 & 10, loved the walk. We took the red route which went all around and took about 2 hours. We walked up and down steps, over several bridges, saw waterfalls and streams, the old Saw Mill, the castle, and a lovely church where we lit candles and said prayers. Our children absolutely loved it. Even though there were lots of dog walkers, we didn’t see any faeces anywhere, which is usually an issue in these places, but there were a couple of bags left. Highly recommend for a lovely walk.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 2024
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HolidaysRme3
Boston, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We visited whilst holidaying in the area. We parked at the castle car park. As it was after 2pm, it only cost £2.50. A friendly, helpful chap who was taking the money, gave us directions to the woods.
Our children, aged 8 & 10, loved the walk. We took the red route which went all around and took about 2 hours. We walked up and down steps, over several bridges, saw waterfalls and streams, the old Saw Mill, the castle, and a lovely church where we lit candles and said prayers. Our children absolutely loved it.
Even though there were lots of dog walkers, we didn’t see any faeces anywhere, which is usually an issue in these places, but there were a couple of bags left.
Highly recommend for a lovely walk.
Written 11 April 2024
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GailW2100
Norwich, UK205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Nice walk through the woods and along the river. I recommend wellies or walking boots as it is muddy in lots of areas. We parked in the Castle car park, to access the walk you walk outside the entrance to the car park, go left and you will see the gate.
Written 2 April 2024
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mauritiusbride
Barton-upon-Humber, UK950 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Lovely walk from Skipton town centre, good paths even after all the wet weather. Free! Nice area to walk with friends or family. Really enjoyed our visit
Written 24 February 2024
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WendyPyatt
Portchester, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great place for a stroll after Sunday lunch or visiting the castle. Its a lovely 2.5 mile stroll, family and dog friendly.
Written 11 September 2023
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Jandanda
Barnsley, UK253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Free walk in the woods. Beautiful, accessible and well-maintained paths, benches and bridges looked after by the Woodland Trust. Lots of mature trees and wildlife to savour as well as waterfalls, rivers and parts of the canal. The woods are right at the side of the castle and just out of the Town centre at the top of the High Street. A lovely peaceful walk in a stunning part of the Country.
Written 1 September 2023
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874debbie
manchester23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great place to visit, lovely walks through the trees and around the river and canal. Definitely would recommend, very accessible.
Written 30 August 2023
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Louise
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beautiful woods very calming and relaxing , very well maintained . Enjoyed the sound of waterfalls and the duck pond .
Written 8 August 2023
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SawaSawa
Cape Town Central, South Africa17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
If visiting the nearby Castle (or not) it is well worth spending 60-90 minutes strolling through these delightful woods full of mature trees. Additional interest comes from the canal, lake and beck which add great water scenery to the greenery.
Written 6 June 2023
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Fredbear_Hull
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK1,005 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
free walk around the woods. good views of the castle and a stream.plenty of wildlife. worth doing if in the area
Written 30 April 2023
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Nicbailey
77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
After a recommendation we called for a walk one Sunday and weren’t disappointed. Lovely walk with options for different routes, lots of local wildlife and friendly people also walking around. A very nice way to spend a couple of hours getting some steps in and enjoying the scenery.
Written 26 April 2023
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