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Skipton Castle Woods

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Pleasant afternoon walk

I walked through this peaceful area with my walking buddy after a few pints on arrival in Skipton... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
One_of_the_BOFs
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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lovely

We have visited Skipton several times over the years and we love it, we also love walking. We only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alisonpowleygrooms
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Access is via three pedestrian entrances; Mill Bridge, The Bailey and Short Lee Lane., Skipton BD23 1AW, England
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+44 1476 581111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked through this peaceful area with my walking buddy after a few pints on arrival in Skipton (his birthplace) ahead of starting out walk of Lady Anne’s Way. A lovely place to have so close to town, offering an opportunity to get away from...More

Thank One_of_the_BOFs
VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We are glad you enjoyed your walk. If you would like to find out more about our work then please visit the Woodland Trust website or follow Woodland Trust Skipton Castle Woods on Facebook. Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Skipton several times over the years and we love it, we also love walking. We only found out about the Castle walk on our last visit, what a find! Lovely woodland walk, and rich in bird life. We were walking for an...More

Thank alisonpowleygrooms
VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit. You just needed the heron to appear for the full set! We hope you will visit again soon. If you would like to find out more about our work then please visit the Woodland Trust...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Castle woods with our 2 month old baby and our dog. There are three trails to follow but only one is suitable if you have a pushchair and to be honest even in a sling you would be hard...More

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VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your walk in Skipton Castle Woods. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the grading of the walks in the woodland. We are a little confused by your experience too! Skipton is an ancient...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How many hundreds of times I have walked round skipton, and for some reason never walked round the woods behind the castle. Acres of acres of beautiful woods. You can make your walk as long or as short as you want. Truly beautiful and we...More

Thank Laura M
VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Laura! We have been waiting for you! Where have you been? Thank you for your kind review and comments about Skipton Castle Woods - we are so glad you found us. If you would like to know more about our work, please visit our website...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk up the river and past some mill dams to enjoy this nature walk. Even the longest walk should only take an hour - but there are some steep steps. However, it is possible to walk into the woods and back on the same path...More

Thank HorusKol
VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and comments. If you would like to know more about our work protecting woods and tress then please visit our website or keep in touch with us on our facebook page - Woodland Trust Skipton Castle Woods. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed peace and tranquility one afternoon on holiday after a morning of rain. We plumped for a stroll from the coach street car park, instead of visiting the Castle, and we were so glad we did. A really interesting walk starting with canal boats,...More

Thank ZaksAngel
VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that you found the trails information useful. If you would like to know more about the wood or our work protecting woods and trees, please do visit our website...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen the woods on-line before visiting and had set aside a morning to explore. Unfortunately the rain could not be planned for. But what are waterproof coats for?? A neat leaflet and well way marked paths ensure an easy (ish) stroll but wet...More

Thank Terry H
VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. If you would like to know more about our work or details of other woodlands, please visit our website or keep in touch with us on our facebook page - Woodland...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With time on our hands prior to checking in to our b & b we decided to have a walk though the woods. Lovely and peaceful and would expect it to be even better as the leaves fall or in spring with more wild flowers...More

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VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and comments. We are glad you liked your visit and hope you enjoyed your break in Skipton. If you would like to know more about our work protecting woods and trees, please do visit our website or keep in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally beautiful. Fantastic markets. Not forgetting the Castle well worth wondering in it. Shopping is great. The Yorkshire rose pub. Gorgeous hidden treasures in the arcades with the cobblestone and the variety of shops. Loved it allMore

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VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and comments about Skipton - we do hope you made it to our woodland! If you would like to know more about our work, please visit our website or keep in touch with us on our facebook page -...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

a lovely and gentle walk with clear paths that can be used with a pushchair and a light wheelchair. we explored using a couple of enyspy books on plants and butterflies. we spent a good couple of hours wanderingMore

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VisitorOfficer, The Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. If you would like to know more about our work, please visit our website or keep in touch with us on our facebook page - Woodland Trust Skipton Castle Woods....More

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David H
24 June 2018|
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Response from VisitorOfficer | Property representative |
Hello, yes dogs on leads please as we have grazing livestock nearby. Many thanks, The Woodland Trust.
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oprah11
2 April 2018|
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Around 2 miles or 1.30hr.
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Karen T
23 July 2017|
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Response from VisitorOfficer | Property representative |
Enjoy your visit Karen. All our woodlands are free entry although if you wish to support our work standing up for trees and maintaining woodlands like Skipton, you can make a donation to us at any time on our website. If... More
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