Sandall Beat Wood

The Beat is a fantastic outdoor space to enjoy a picnic, keep the kids occupied, or take a stroll in its ever-changing woodland.

n 1966 Doncaster Council designated the wood a local nature reserve (LNR) because of its rich and varied wildlife. Further protection was given in 1984 when the Nature Conservancy Council - now Natural England - classified the area as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) because of the wood's rare insects.

Things to see and do at Sandall Beat Wood

Scenery and wildlife

The vast woodland area is home to lots of unique and exciting wildlife - why not look out for them when enjoying a walk through the wood?

Play and recreation

Toddler and junior play areas with great facilities including climbing frames and numerous swings!

Environment centre

The wood is home to the Sandall Beat environment centre, one of the few green space education centres in the borough. The centre hosts lots of fun events for kids including craft sessions and sessions handling some of the wood's rare and exciting wildlife.

Walking routes and nature walks

Covill's Trail is a two-kilometre circular path through the wood, and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

You can also try a 3.6 mile walking trail, which starts at Cantley Park and passes through the wood. For the full trail, visit our walking in Doncaster page.

There are various walking routes and nature walks you can take throughout the wood.


There are toilets on-site at the wood. They are open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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  • Sandall Beat Road
  • Doncaster
  • South Yorkshire
  • DN2 6JP