Woodland Areas

A list of our most important and impressive woodlands, with links to information about each one.

Woodland areas

There are lots of woodland areas in the borough for you to enjoy. Click the buttons below to find out more about some of our most important and impressive ones.

Sandall Beat Wood

The Beat lies close to the heart of Doncaster thanks to the great opportunities it provides for having a picnic, enjoying its many play facilities or simply exploring its vast woodland.

For more on what you can see and do at the wood, visit the following page:

Black Carr Plantation

Originally designed as an exclusive private woodland for the gentry to go hunting, Black Carr Plantation is a woodland now thriving with various wildlife and open to the public. To learn more, visit the following page:

The Crags

The Crags, a series of north facing-slopes leading into the Don Gorge, is an area with fantastic views and an interesting history. To find out more, visit the following page:

Shaw Wood

Also known as Bluebell Wood and Basil Wood, Shaw Wood is a large woodland just northwest of Armthorpe. The oldest part of the woodland is said to date back over seven centuries ago. To learn more, click the button below:

Melton Wood Country Park

Historically a typically English mature oak woodland, Melton Wood Country Park's rolling countryside now makes it an ideal place for cycling, with several routes taking in bridle paths, country lanes and short stretches of main road.

For more information about the history of Melton Wood Country Park, visit the following page: