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Skipton Castle Woods

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Canal / Riverside woodland trail

Situated to the side and rear of Skipton Castle, the walk starts beside the old canal arm... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jmgglg
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Sunday out with grandkids

Great walking for grand kids. lots to see wild life etc .just out of town Center so near to local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joequigley
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Skipton, 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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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is good if you have kids dont like to run about or want to go on your own because it is very pathy like I love to play of the tracks and play man tracker with my freinds

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Situated to the side and rear of Skipton Castle, the walk starts beside the old canal arm. Originally built for transporting quarry materials, but until recently used by a passenger trip boat. A rock fall partially blocked the canal and the site seems destined to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jmgglg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walking for grand kids. lots to see wild life etc .just out of town Center so near to local cafes etc near castle and town

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joequigley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comfortable easy leisurely walk that takes around 90 minutes. Plenty of places to stop and sit down.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maz2828
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great walk which we didn't really know about. There are different paths you can take so it should suit all. We really enjoyed it and would do it again.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eunice38
VisitorOfficer, Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your Skipton visit. We hope you will return to experience the woodland again now you have discovered us. We highly recommend a visit in spring when the woodland is covered in an abundance of wild garlic. If...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

A very pretty walk with good pathways. The woodland is well maintained and we enjoyed the landmarks as we went aroundMore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Soos104
VisitorOfficer, Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 Skipton Caste Woods website where you will also find our 2019...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018

Seen so many reviews about the Castle Woods it was on our list of things to do in Skipton. Did a short but very pleasant walk but weather cold, wet and misty. Decided to leave for another day. Plenty of other walking around Skipton, did...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard B
VisitorOfficer, Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your Skipton visit. We hope you will return to experience the woodland another day. We highly recommend a visit in spring when the woodland is covered in an abundance of wild garlic. If you would like to...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Skipton woods is one of my dogs favourite places to visit at the weekend. There is a lovely river that he loves to swim in and it is also a great place to meet and socialise with other dogs.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MelissaFirth123
VisitorOfficer, Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We are glad you enjoy your walks with the dogs in the woodland. If you would like to find out more about our work including how you can support us through membership then please visit...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Great place for a gentle stroll, nothing too arduous for the less than agile. Very scenic and surprises round the corners.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clive H
VisitorOfficer, Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 Skipton Caste Woods website where you will also find our 2019...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to walk the dogs - well worth a visit. We parked in the castle car park (baileys car park?) - the car park attendant was really nice and brought us a map as we were getting out of the car as we told...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HarrisFamilyReviews
VisitorOfficer, Woodland Trust at Skipton Castle Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We are glad you enjoyed your walk and that you found Skipton Castle staff helpful in the car park. If you would like to find out more about our work then please visit the Woodland...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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