Longridge Wood

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park between Cray and West Burton, Longridge Wood covers an extensive area, with beautiful views of Bishopdale.

Longridge wood, Bishopdale

Longridge wood, Bishopdale

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Longridge Wood is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park between Cray and West Burton, on the B6160 approximately 8 miles from Aysgarth and 4 miles from Buckden.

The new trees are visible on the top of the hillside (on your left as you travel along the road from Cray) and the site boasts beautiful views over Bishopdale.

Longridge is Yorkshire's very own Hundred Acre Wood covering an area of approximately 100 acres (41 hectares). During the winter of 2013/14 39,600 native broadleaf trees were planted - Alder, Downy Birch, Rowan, Hazel, Field Maple, Wild Cherry, Whitebeam, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Holly, Dogwood, Lodgepole Pine, Scots Pine.

All the saplings have been planted with individual tree guards to protect them from harsh weather conditions and damage caused by rabbits, and the site has been fenced to prevent damage from livestock. 

In July 2014 Longridge Wood was on show to the world as Le Tour de France cyclists passed right by the site during Stage 1 of the Grand Départ.

Access and directions

The woodland is situated on private land – there are no footpaths through the site, but the woodland is visible from the road and there are footpaths on the opposite side of the dale which offer views across to the young woodland.

Grid Reference: SD952824

Download the Longridge wood fact sheet with directions and maps.