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. 

Hone your woodland survival skills (Photo: Yorkshire Dales Buschcraft)

Adult Bush Craft Experience – Saturday 5 May

Come along and learn primitive survival skills in the historic, medieval Skipton Castle Woods with Yorkshire Dales Bushcraft. During your three hour experience you will cover natural shelter building, fire lighting techniques, damper bread making, preparing fish plus knife and axe skills.

 

A percentage of each ticket sale will be donated to the Woodland Trust. £50 introductory offer, booking is essential. 

Email yorkshiredalesbushcraft@gmail.com

This event is organised & run by Yorkshire Dales Bushcraft with access permission from the Woodland Trust.  

**SOLD OUT** Ancient Woodland Flowers Walk– Saturday 21 April

Join Russ Hedley from Nature Talks and Walks as he guides you around the flowers of Skipton Castle Woods. Adults £6.00 Children free.

For more info and to book visit the Woodland Trust ticket website

Secrets of Skipton Castle Woods*– Monday 28 May

A Bank holiday Monday walk with Woodland Trust Visitor Officer Hazel, exploring woodland stories of crime, misfortune and fun from the newspaper archives of Yorkshire.

Booking details and price to follow.

Close up of fungi in woodland

Fungi and Wild Garlic

Birds of the Dawn Chorus*– Saturday 23 June

It’s an early start for this one as Russ Hedley from Nature Talks and Walks returns to Skipton. Bring your own binoculars and a flask of coffee! Binoculars are also available to borrow.

Booking details and price to follow.

History of Skipton Castle Woods* – Sunday 22 July

A weekend walk with Woodland Trust Visitor Officer Hazel and local volunteers exploring the working history of the woodland.

Booking details and price to follow.

Skipton Castle Woods in spring

Woodland walk with the Trust team

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 and a flask of tea! Binoculars are also available to borrow.

Booking details and price to follow.

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 & Sunday 7 October

Our fifth woodland lantern walk, bigger and better than ever by popular demand. Now over two evenings and 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.

* New for 2018 – your guided walk will be enhanced using Tour Guide Systems – a pocket size handset with earphones that allows you to listen to the walk leader clearly while you stroll at your own pace. Also suitable for hearing aid users.