The Woodland

Is there anything so tempting as a pile of crunchy autumn leaves? © Robert Morris

Is there anything so tempting as a pile of crunchy autumn leaves?

A walk in the woods

Whilst the terrace winds its way from North to South, the woodland has a more winding route. At this time of year, the leaves are changing colour to reveal the golds, reds and browns of Autumn.

Along the way a whole host of other flora and fauna can be seen and for the younger members of your group there are lots of activities.

An active space

  • Why not build your own woodland den on your visit? © Rievaulx Terrace, National Trust

    Natural play areas

    Go wild! The woods make the perfect play space with dens, stepping stones, tree trunk seating and hidden fa...

  • Get outdoors and build your own secret hide away in the woods © National Trust

    Easy access

    The path through the woods provides easy level access and battery cars are available to hire for free - sim...

In spring look for...

  • Wild garlic © Mike May

    Wild Garlic

    Flowering in spring, this edible plant is a sensory delight for eyes, nose and tongue.

  • Newton wood has a spectacular display of bluebells. © Gareth Wilson


    Woodland carpeted with bluebells are unique to northern Europe. Check ours out this April.

  • The blackthorn flowers in spring producing cascades of white flowers © Rievaulx Terrace, National Trust


    Displaying tiny white flowers in March and April it provides a super nesting environment for bird...

Art outdoors in 2013

Emma Stothard's willow sculptures become part of the landscape

After last year's celebrated exhibition by willow sculptor Emma Stodhard, we'll be continuing to have her wonderful work at Rievaulx Terrace in 2013 from the 29 March - 3 November 2013.

Bird ringing days

Bird ringing allows us to track the life of a bird

Bird ringing allows us to study the biology, behaviour, movement, breeding productivity and population demography of birds. Watch an ornithologist bird ringing on selected days. Contact us for futher details.

A wildlife haven

The woods are a haven for wildlife with bugs, frogs and toads hiding under the leaves. Birds can also be found sheltering in the trees and bird boxes or feeding at our bird feeders.