Garbutt Wood Nature Reserve

Garbutt Wood Nature Reserve, Thirsk: Tickets, Tours, Address, Garbutt Wood Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Garbutt Wood Nature Reserve

Garbutt Wood Nature Reserve
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Emma W
Stockton-on-Tees, UK67 contributions
Beautiful!
Apr 2017 • Family
Visited Garbutt Wood last time we visited the National Park Centre. The views are stunning- perfect on a sunny day - and nice walk from the Visitor Centre. Cannot wait to go back!
Written May 21, 2017
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CIARB
Dublin, Ireland229 contributions
Disappointed
Mar 2016 • Couples
I was quite disappointed with the National Park Centre. There was little to see or do, and all that seemed to be going on whilst we were there were a few eejits messing around on mountain bikes.
Written April 29, 2016
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Alison C
Barnsley, UK39 contributions
Great walking and cycling area
Oct 2015 • Friends
A section of the Cleveland way runs through part of the wood. Very good walking and cycling area. High Paradise Farm provides drinks, snacks and more and is well worth a visit.
Written October 26, 2015
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Mike G
Gerrards Cross, UK27 contributions
beautiful walk around a lovely lake
Oct 2015 • Couples
Some steep bits but worth it - park at top of Sutton bank and head north along Cleveland way till you see the steps going down. Great for wild swimming if the water in warm enough.
Written October 24, 2015
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rosie s
Sowerby, UK93 contributions
Special place
Sep 2015 • Family
Beautiful place. It can be muddy even in the summer so good shoes essential. It is a steep walk down the nature trail but worth it. There is old tree that has fallen over and looks very strange we love to climb this tree. And a rope swing over the lake (swing at your own risk) is also good fun.
Written September 6, 2015
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Tim P
York, UK119 contributions
Superb
Jun 2015 • Couples
Not going to say too much in case too many people come and spoil it. Visit, enjoy, and keep it a secret!!
Written July 18, 2015
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FIRSTRESPONDER1
Pickering, UK25 contributions
BEAUTIFUL QUIET WALKS
May 2015 • Couples
The car park is only small but its never too busy. Do not miss the reservoir area as it has a beautiful flower meadow on its banks.
Lots of birds and flora with long and short walks some quite hilly.
Written July 14, 2015
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morwyn1
Cardiff, UK127 contributions
STUNNING VIEWS.....
Jun 2015 • Family
Easy walk round the Woods as mostly flat.....lucky enough to glimpse a deer crossing the path! Cycle track runs alongside so good for all . Unbelievable views from top overlooking Sutton Bank and Vale.
Written June 19, 2015
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Raven0011
Wetherby, UK330 contributions
Steep walk down from Cleveland Way
May 2015 • Couples
Walked through here to return to Felixkirk after being at visitor centre.Quite steep path down so good walking boots needed.
Written June 1, 2015
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PattyGRMac
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK551 contributions
A secluded and mysterious gem!
Apr 2015 • Couples
After watching a BBC programme entitled Secret Britain my husband and I were keen to find Lake Gormire, featured on the programme. Gormire Lake is the result of glacial activity during the last Ice Age and one of only a few existing natural lakes in Yorkshire. It lies beneath dramatic Whitestone Cliff (which rises 305metres above sea level) within Garbutt Woods, part of Gormire SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) with interesting biological and geological features. The earliest reference to the woodland dates to Tudor times. It consists mainly of birch, oak and holly, but pockets of other tree species occur including aspen, ash, sweet chestnut and sycamore. The more open areas of the nature reserve are covered with bracken and scrub. At this time of the year the woodland is full of bluebells, wood anemones and a few late primroses.There are clearly signposted trails along the escarpment (giving wonderful views across the Vale of Mowbray) and down through the woods with a lovely atmospheric walk around mysterious and secluded Lake Gormire. Many folkloric legends are attached to the lake which probably add to its appeal. This is one part of beautiful North Yorkhire well worth visiting as we discovered!
Written May 6, 2015
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