Hackfall Woods is not only a Site of Special Scientific Interest but is another lovely location to enjoy a slice of tranquillity in Yorkshire. Northeast of the village of Grewelthorpe in North Yorkshire, Hackfall Woods is an ancient woodland boasting some fascinating and picturesque features, from grottos and glades to waterfalls and rustic temples. You can enjoy wandering its historic paths, admiring the pretty flowers such as bluebells in the spring, and keeping your eye out for a variety of bird species that call the area home. Located within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hackfall Woods is truly beautiful, with an almost magical feel about it, especially when approaching old structures in the process of being reclaimed by the wilderness.
Hannah, from the Yorkshire blog, Get Lost, has spent time in Hackfall Woods and spoke to us about what a peaceful spot it is to relax in: “Hackfall Woods really is one of the most peaceful locations in Yorkshire. The combination of charming woodland walks and relaxing spots beside babbling streams make it the ideal place to forget about the rest of the world for a little while!
“The best part of visiting Hackfall Woods was discovering the ruined follies. Stumbling across them felt like stepping into a fairy tale setting. Fisher’s Hall is especially enchanting and, when you have the spot all to yourself, it is one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever visited!”
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ADEL DAM NATURE RESERVE
Wherever you look there are peaceful spots to enjoy in Yorkshire and yet another is the Adel Dam Nature Reserve, a secluded wetland and woodland that visitors and locals alike enjoy escaping to. Tucked away next to Golden Acre Park in Leeds, you can enjoy strolling under its treetop canopies and staring out at the lake frequented by kingfishers and mandarin ducks. An important area for local wildlife, this unusual combination of dry and wet woodland provides numerous delights, sights and sounds. Most importantly, it’s an easy place to turn off, shut out the noise, and take pleasure in a few peaceful moments of tranquillity among the bluebells and foxgloves.
Leeds based copywriter Jo posts about her local area on the site Jo Blogs and has shared her thoughts with us on this relaxing little spot: “Adel Dam Nature Reserve is a beautiful, peaceful spot even though it’s found just a short distance from central Leeds. It sits behind Golden Acre Park but is much quieter in comparison. There’s a lot of wildlife to discover here, and bird hides surround the large lake for those that enjoy birdwatching. My favourite part of the reserve is the wooden footpaths and bridges that run throughout the location as they make it an adventurous and fun walk away from all the crowds.”
PEACEFUL LOCATIONS IN YORKSHIRE
– Hayburn Wyke
– Howardian Hills
– Garbutt Wood Nature Reserve
– Hackfall Woods
– Adel Dam Nature Reserve
If you are looking for peace and quiet during your time in Yorkshire, visiting a few of the above will make it possible, providing relaxing environments among beautiful natural scenery. We hope you enjoy them.
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