Hudswell Woods

Holly berries in snow

Beautiful ancient woodland and meadows on the banks of the River Swale

Hudswell Woods

Things to see and do

Walking at Hudswell Woods

Hudswell Woods


Children building a den from twigs and branches Hudswell Woods

A different way to learn 

Follow one of our National Curriculum focused guided walks, build dens in the woods or navigating using a GPS device as you learn in a different way at our special place.

Hudswell Woods

What's on 


Upcoming events

From geocaching to bat walks, we have events suitable for the whole family to help you explore Hudswell Woods.

Hudswell Woods

Our work

Barn in top fields in the beautiful Hudswell Woods meadows

Meadow Restoration 

Learn more about our meadows at Hudswell Woods and how we are working to restore them and increase the number and types of wildflowers.

comma butterfly and honeybee on devil’s bit scabious


Much of our conservation work benefits pollinators. Find out more about these insects and why they are so important.

Belted Galloway cattle

Winter Grazing at Hudswell Woods 

Learn more about winter grazing at Hudswell Woods and how cattle and ponies have helped to increase the number and types of wildflower.

Hudswell Woods

Join or give

Sunlight shining through the trees at Hudswell Woods

Become a member and help protect and manage Hudswell Woods 

Find out how you can become a member and help the Yorkshire Dales countryside.