Located about 2.5 miles to the south of Harrogate, this site comprises seven acres of mixed deciduous woodland.
Access and footpaths
Access can be gained off Malthouse Lane or via the public right of way off Westminster Crescent, Burn Bridge. The site runs steeply from south-east to the north-west, with an overall fall of about 15-20m between the northern and southern boundary. The wood is characteristically wet at its lowest points during winter.
You can view a plan of Allen Wood.
Grange Quarry Wood
Grange Quarry Wood is one mile to the north-west of Harrogate and comprises 13 acres of mixed evergreen and deciduous woodland.
The site forms part of the Nidd Gorge, where small pockets of woodland help to naturally link Harrogate to Knaresborough via Bilton.
Community involvement is via Bilton Conservation Group and the Rotary Club of Harrogate.
Access can be made via the public right of way off Skipton Road (to the rear of the retail park), or via the right of way off Ripon Road. There are no facilities on site but designated footpaths allow walkers to meander through the woodland at their leisure. The site drops steeply from east to west, with an overall fall of about 20m. The wood, which contains Oak Beck, is characteristically wet at its lowest points during winter. Some footpaths are steep and stout footwear is recommended.
Information boards offer guidance on site walks, and the flora and fauna that you would expect to find in the wider Nidd Gorge.
You can view a plan of Grange Quarry Wood.
Hookstone Wood covers about 29 acres, which includes predominately deciduous trees and the two ponds, and is located two miles south-east of Harrogate town centre.
Access is available through good road links using public transport from the town centres of Harrogate and Knaresborough. Parking for cars is available close to the wood, off Hookstone Wood Road. However, access by south Harrogate residents is generally made on foot.
You can view a location map of Hookstone Wood.
Located in Pannal, this site comprises 10 acres of mixed evergreen and deciduous woodland.
Access and footpaths
Access can be made off Church Lane via the public right of way. There are a series of designated footpaths which allow walkers to meander through the woodland at their leisure. Some footpaths are steep and stout footwear is recommended.
You can view a plan of Sandy Bank.
Scholars Wood, Jenny Fields Drive, Harrogate
For the most part, the site is comprised of mixed native species and is locally referred to as Scholars Wood. Although not advertised or referred to as a visitor attraction in the sense of its size of site interests or public activities, the site is readily accessible as it is located on land designated as land owned by Harrogate Borough Council.
Page last updated 20/01/2020