The best way to experience Skipton Castle Woods is to visit by walking along the spectacular tow path from Mill Bridge in the heart of Skipton. On arrival in the wood you will find a site map full of interesting features, suggested walking routes and more activities to try. Happy exploring!
Most of Skipton’s ancient woodland is a mix of broadleaf trees such as oak, ash, lime, alder, hornbeam, holly, hazel and beech. But you’ll also find yew, Scot’s pine and Norway spruce.
Woodland plants and flowers such as wild garlic, bluebells, wood anemone and dogs mercury are in seasonal abundance.
Skipton Castle Woods supports a rich diversity of wildlife, including many bats, birds and deer.
Nearest postcode BD23 1AW