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Year in a wood

Whatever the time of year, when you visit a wood there will always be something of interest to see. The seasonal cycle brings amazing changes to woodland scenery and wildlife. The busy sequence of management activities and public events that take place South Yorkshire woods changes regularly with the seasons. Go and explore!

Heritage Lottery Funding has helped restore many of South Yorkshire’s ancient woodlands. All of these woods are open to visitors. For information on woodlands to visit and what you can find there, click on

Local authorities and wildlife trusts organise woodland activities throughout the year – look out for brochures in libraries and council offices.

Spring - South Yorkshire's ancient woods come alive with woodland flowers, blossom and birdsong.

Summer - The woods are busy with summertime activity as people enjoy a quiet walk or join one of the many organised activities.

Autumn - Autumn woods are rich with colour, fruit and mysterious mushrooms.

Winter - The woods may appear to be asleep, but a bracing walk will reveal that spring is not far away.

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