The Woodland

Admire the Snakehead Fritillaries and Daffodils © NTPL/David Levenson

Admire the Snakehead Fritillaries and Daffodils

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 trees are bare but the first shoots of the snowdrops are poking through ready to enliven the woodland with a carpet of white.

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 2015

Emma Stothard's willow sculptures were popular on the Terrace

The International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition will run from Saturday 14 Feb – Sunday 19 April.

The Terrace Treasures: Art at Rievaulx  will run from Saturday 6 Jun - Sunday 1 Nov

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.