Events at Skipton Castle Woods

Here’s a preview of some of the forthcoming events at Skipton Castle Woods. We add events throughout the season so please keep checking back for more ways to explore the woodland. 

Bats, bugs and beasts on this nature walk and talk

Bats and Beasts at Dusk – Saturday 18 August.

Join Russ Hedley from Nature Talks and Walks as he explores the nocturnal creatures of Skipton Castle Woods.

Bring your own binoculars if you wish and a flask of tea!

Price £5 per adult £3 per child

Advance bookings only. For more information and to book see here.


The Myths of Trees – Sunday 16 September

Back by popular demand this guided walk led by Woodland Trust staff and volunteers uncovers the hidden meaning, folklore and myths surrounding trees.

Booking details and price to follow.

Learn more about our leafy friends

Make your lantern ready for the walk or Halloween (Photo: WTML / Judith Parry)

Willow Lantern Workshops – Saturday 22 September

A fun create and take workshop with a Yorkshire artist. Make your own Willow Lantern ready for the Lantern Walk or Halloween.

Booking details and price to follow.

Willow Lantern Walk & fireside stories – Saturday 6 October

Our fifth woodland lantern walk with our friends from Rusticus Theater, discover the woodland by twinkle light with stories and games by the campfire.

New for this year, a very special and exclusive starting venue for our walk!

Booking details and price to follow.

Discover the woodland by twinkle light (Photo: Rusticus Theater)

Skipton Castle Woods in winter

Wrap up warm and explore the wintry beauty of the Woods

Woodland Christmas & Tree Dressing Day – Saturday 1 December

Celebrate Yule with the Woodland Trust and discover the joys of Tree Dressing Day with family and friends. Booking details and price to follow.