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Garbutt Wood Nature Reserve

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Visited Garbutt Wood last time we visited the National Park Centre. The views are stunning- perfect... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Emma W
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Great walking and cycling area

A section of the Cleveland way runs through part of the wood. Very good walking and cycling area... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015
Alison C
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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21 May 2017
29 Apr 2016
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk YO7 2EY, England
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Visited Garbutt Wood last time we visited the National Park Centre. The views are stunning- perfect on a sunny day - and nice walk from the Visitor Centre. Cannot wait to go back!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Emma W
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I was quite disappointed with the National Park Centre. There was little to see or do, and all that seemed to be going on whilst we were there were a few eejits messing around on mountain bikes.

Date of experience: March 2016
6  Thank CIARB
Reviewed 27 October 2015

A section of the Cleveland way runs through part of the wood. Very good walking and cycling area. High Paradise Farm provides drinks, snacks and more and is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Alison C
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Some steep bits but worth it - park at top of Sutton bank and head north along Cleveland way till you see the steps going down. Great for wild swimming if the water in warm enough.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place. It can be muddy even in the summer so good shoes essential. It is a steep walk down the nature trail but worth it. There is old tree that has fallen over and looks very strange we love to climb this tree. And...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank rosies527
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Not going to say too much in case too many people come and spoil it. Visit, enjoy, and keep it a secret!!

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The car park is only small but its never too busy. Do not miss the reservoir area as it has a beautiful flower meadow on its banks. Lots of birds and flora with long and short walks some quite hilly.

Date of experience: May 2015
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Easy walk round the Woods as mostly flat.....lucky enough to glimpse a deer crossing the path! Cycle track runs alongside so good for all . Unbelievable views from top overlooking Sutton Bank and Vale.

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank morwyn1
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Walked through here to return to Felixkirk after being at visitor centre.Quite steep path down so good walking boots needed.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Raven0011
Reviewed 6 May 2015

After watching a BBC programme entitled Secret Britain my husband and I were keen to find Lake Gormire, featured on the programme. Gormire Lake is the result of glacial activity during the last Ice Age and one of only a few existing natural lakes in...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank PattyGRMac
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