Greno Woods

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Our newest nature reserves offers a really wild experience. Greno Woods is part of the 2nd largest ancient woodland in Yorkshire and found next to the residential areas of Grenoside, Ecclesfield and Chapeltown.

It is a peaceful woodland, with a mix of conifer and broadleaf habitats, with lots of species to look out for including brown hares, badgers, bats and the rare wood ant, not to mention over 60 species of birds! It is steeped in local history and to the current day plays an important role in the local economy.


  • Really wild space
  • Outdoor log seating circles and picnic benches
  • Outdoor environments include large ancient woodland; stream; rare lowland heath
  • Free car & coach parking
  • Potential classroom and toilet capacity for up to 2 classes at the local community centre and Grenoside Reading Rooms, needs to be booked in advance
  • Permanent orienteering course

Key Programmes

  • Habitat studies
  • Environmental art
  • Earth walks - sensory experience of the woodland
  • Forest Schools
  • Outdoor adventure - den building, orienteering etc
  • Geography and Science field skills

We currently have funded Outdoor Learning sessions available to schools and youth groups at this site, contact for more information