Wharncliffe Woodmoor Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationRoadside or in lay by at bottom of Fish Dam lane
Great access from the Trans Pennine Trail. Well walked routes cross the site. The walking surface is grass or gravel.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to June
Wharncliffe Woodmoor is best visited at the same time as the adjoining Carlton Marsh which has a wide variety of wetland habitats and wildlife.
The Wharncliffe Woodmoor site is managed by taking a hay crop off at the end of each summer.
The site is well used by walkers, dog walkers, riders and runners. It’s a great place for insects and butterflies. A model aeroplane flying club also use the site. Visit in spring for meadow pipits and skylarks.
Yorkshire wildlife Trust manages the park in partnership with Barnsley Council for the benefit of local people and wildlife.
- Spring: Birds - Skylark; Meadow pipit
From Barnsley town centre, follow the A628 Pontefract Road towards Cudworth. At Cudworth take 2nd exit. Follow this for 1 mile, cross the first roundabout and at the next roundabout take the third exit and park on the roadside or in the lay by.