Wander along our peaceful footpaths through the woods at Outwood Common or venture on across Harewoods’ open working farmland and through the picturesque village of Outwood
Remember it can be wet underfoot, especially during the winter.
Visit Outwood Common and find our ancient oaks. Some of the trees are over 200 years old with huge majestic crowns and thick spreading branches. Don’t they make you feel small?
Uncover our wildlife
Many well-known British wildlife live in our hedgerows, meadows, woodlands and ponds. Bring your binoculars and see what you can find.
Ponds and wetlands
We’ve over 100 ponds, ranging from large open ponds to marshes. In the summer watch the darting dragonflies on the larger ponds at Outwood Common or Branslands Wood, or step out in your wellies and discover some of our smaller hidden ponds.
Outwood Mill (privately owned) is the oldest working windmill in the country and was built in 1665 by Thomas Budgen.
Activities for all
Harewoods is a great place for walking, horse riding and geocaching.
Or take things slower - enjoy a picnic, read a book or watch a game of village cricket.
Leave the constraints of town life behind you and let the kids enjoy the freedom of our common and woodlands. Dress in old clothes and go on an exciting outdoor adventure - run, jump and explore.
Colourful displays of spring flowers in Hornecourt wood
The summer meadow flowers
A lazy summer afternoon watching a game of village cricket
The autumn woodland colours