Shoe Gate Wood

A native broadleaf woodland with sweeping views across Nidderdale and beyond, creating vital habitat for wildlife.

Our 2020-21 Supporter Woodland

2,600 trees have been planted at the 300-acre family-run Kingstone Farm near Pateley Bridge to link up existing woodland and create vital habitat for wildlife.

The patchwork of woodland at the farm has several native broadleaf trees including Aspen, Bird Cherry, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Downy Birch, Field Maple, Hawthorn, Hazel, Holly, Rowan, Scotts Pine, Sessile Oak, and Wild Cherry. The species selected are ideal for the rocky and exposed site.

Ninth generation farmer Richard Shepherd said he named his new woodland 'Shoe Gate' after he saw this area referenced as such on an old OS map. There are several old routes that run through the land and he would be interested in finding out how it got its name.

Access and directions

There is a public right of way which runs to the left of woodland site. Please note there is no parking at the farm and cars should not drive down the lane.

Grid Ref: SE194670

Download the Shoe Gate Wood fact sheet with directions and map