Bargh Wood

A native broadleaf woodland on the Ribble Way with sweeping views towards Pen-y-Ghent in one direction, and Pendle Hill in the other.

Our 2021-22 Supporter Woodland

Bargh Wood is around half a mile from Stainforth on the Ribble Way with amazing panoramic views of Pendle Hill, Pen-y-Ghent and Winskill as well as Langcliffe and Settle.

It is a native broadleaf woodland that has been planted to create a vital habitat for wildlife.

4,900 trees have been planted including Sessile Oak, Rowan, Holly, Downy Birch, Alder, Scots Pine, Quick Thorn and Willow - all ideal species for the exposed site.

The woodland is also part of YDMT’s Plastic Free Woodlands project, supported by the European Outdoor Conservation Association, and 100 of the trees will be planted in March 2021 with alternative tree guards.

The woodland was also part of Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects in the Ingleborough area, with support from the United Bank of Carbon.

Access and directions

Bargh Wood is around half a mile on foot from the National Park’s Car Park at Stainforth. Park at the Car Park, turn right and then take the path on the left before the road heads to Malham. Go through the gate and follow the very steep path up the hill (Ribble Way). Bargh Wood is over the second stile and has How Beck running through it.

Please note, There is no access for vehicles and the walk up, whilst pleasant with great views, is steep.

Grid Ref: SD822682

Download the Bargh Wood fact sheet with directions and map