Raincliffe and Forge Valley woods

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

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  • Nature and geology trails
  • Throxenby mere and fishing
  • Secret Wood events
  • Boardwalks and bridleways
  • Bird feeding station
  • Bluebell wood
  • National nature reserve
  • Riverside walk
  • Rich flora and fauna
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Friends of Raincliffe Woods

This semi-native woodland was once managed for the commercial production of timber. Now part of a National Nature Reserve, Raincliffe Woods is an oasis of flora and fauna. 

This woodland is impressive at all times of the year. Spring brings with it a multitude of wild flowers such as Bluebells, Wood Anemones and Wood Sorrel, summer is a great time to venue in the woods for a picnic, autumn produces spectacular colour and winter highlights the magnificent structures of the trees.

A Site of Special Scientific Interest, this area was created during the last ice age and is an important part of Scarborough's geological history.

Forge Valley boardwalk
Bluebells at Forge Valley
Purple and Pink flower
Park Facilities: 
Dogs welcome Dogs welcome
On-street parking On-street parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Pond or lake Pond or lake
Walks Walks
Wildlife Wildlife
Woodlands Woodlands