Events at Skipton Castle Woods

Not only do you get to enjoy time in the great outdoors but by attending one of our events you are helping us to protect and maintain ancient woods and trees through your ticket purchase. Our events go on sale six weeks before the advertised event date – add these to your calendar for 2019. Keep checking back as we add more and stay up to date with ticket information on our Facebook page.

Ancient Woodland Flowers Guided Walk – Sunday 14 April, 11.00am

Adults and Children welcome. Dogs are welcome on leads. £6.50 all tickets. Bookings open February.

Join international nature expert Russell Hedley from Nature Walks and Talks as he leads you through the flora of Skipton Castle Woods.

This entertaining two hour walk, which sold out in 2018, introduces you to the flowers and plants associated with ancient woodland to help you identify them for yourself on future rambles.

This walk includes some steps and uneven surfaces.

Skipton Castle Woods Magical Easter Eggventure – Saturday 20 April, 11.00am-16.00pm

Adults and Children welcome. Dogs are welcome on leads. £4.00 per child. £1.00 per adult.  Bookings open February. 

Skipton’s biggest Easter hunt returns with the help from the fairies of Rusticus Theatre.

Walking at your own pace, our annual Easter trail follows clues around the wood with a little woodland magic from our friends at Rusticus Theatre. Follow the trail clues with help from the fairies and also the wood wizard! Don’t forget to collect a chocolate treat for each child at the end of your Easter adventure.

History of Skipton Castle Woods Guided Walk – Tuesday 23 April / Saturday 8 June, 13.00pm

Adults and Children welcome. Dogs are welcome on leads. £6.50 all tickets. Bookings open March.

New for 2019, an updated version of our popular history walk. Join our local visitor officer on a 1.5hr walk through time from Skipton High Street to the woodland.  Learn about the woods medieval history and the importance of Eller Beck during the industrial revolution and hear more about the industrious owner of Skipton Castle,  the Eighth Earl of Thanet. 

This walk includes some steps and uneven surfaces.

Secrets of Skipton Castle Woods Guided Walk – Saturday 11 May / Sunday 21 July, 11.00am

Adults and Children welcome. Dogs are welcome on leads. £6.50 all tickets. Bookings open March.

Our popular ‘secrets’ walk returns. Have you ever wondered what went on in the wood over the last few hundred years? Who walked there? Who hid contraband in caves and what about the dramatic rescue on the Round Dam?

Join our local visitor officer on a 1.5hr walk through 200 years of local news archives reporting on events in Skipton Castle Woods.

This walk includes some steps and uneven surfaces.