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.

Mobile Visitor Centre at Skipton Sheep Day - Sunday 7th July 10am

Discover our new mobile visitor centre on the High Street during Skipton Sheep Day, organised by Skipton Town Council. 

We've kids crafts, woodland maps and information for farmers who want to know more about the benefits of agroforestry. 

Come and say hello from 10am - 4pm.

Free, donations welcome. 

Secrets of Skipton Castle Woods Guided Walk –Sunday 21 July, 11.00am

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

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.

Nature Detective Storytelling on Yorkshire Day - Thursday 1st August 11am

Join us in the woodland as we get out the Big Story Chair for a day of storytelling by guest speakers.

Staff and volunteers from the Woodland Trust, members of the local community and others share their favourite woodland tales on the big chair.  Keep checking back here for details of our guest speakers.

Seating mats are provided for children and parents on the woodland floor.  Bring a rug and a plastic free picnic with tips from our friends at ‘Plastic Free Skipton’ and enjoy getting closer to nature and trees. 

Drop in and stay as long as you like with rolling story tales between 11am-2pm. 

This event is no need to book and ‘pay as you feel’ on the day – your donations are vital to help us to care for woods and trees.

Bats and Beasts at Dusk - Saturday 10 August - Time to be confirmed

One of our most popular events is back.

Led by nature expert Russ Hedley from Nature Talks and Walks, follow five species of bats in the woodland as they come out to hunt at dusk.

Russ will also be on the lookout for other night time creatures including toads and owls.

Bat detectors are provided or you are welcome to bring your own.

 £6 per adult and child.   

On sale from July.

The Myths of Trees Guided Walk - Sunday 22 September - 3.30pm

On the eve of the autumn equinox, join us for this walk exploring the folklore and myths of trees.

Join our local visitor officer on a 1.5hr walk through hundreds of years of folklore, legends and stories associated with trees.

Adults and children welcome.

Dogs are welcome on leads.

£6.50 all tickets. Bookings open August.

This walk includes some steps and uneven surfaces.

Willow Lantern Making Workshops - Saturday 28 September - time of sessions to be confirmed

Save the date!

Our willow lantern workshops return just in time for the Willow Lantern Walk in October.

More details to follow soon.

Willow Lantern Walk & Fireside Stories - Saturday 12th October. Time to be confirmed

Save the date!

Our willow lantern walk returns. See our trees in a whole new light as we illuminate the woodland.

More details to follow soon.

Photo Fred Rhodes.

Photo, Fred Rhodes.

Nature Photography Workshop with Paul Miguel - Saturday 26 October

Book here 

Join Yorkshire based international nature photographer Paul Miguel on this two hour photography workshop followed by a sandwich lunch in Skipton Castle Woods.

Suitable for all abilities and experience, Paul shares his knowledge and experience of capturing nature in a friendly and approachable way. This workshop is limited to a small group size enabling each participant time to master that perfect photo.You do not need professional grade cameras; digital, bridge and DSLR camera users welcome.

Time: 10am-12.30 followed by a sandwich lunch in the woodland.

Price: £35.00