The site has features of archeological significance namely various abandoned Victorian ponds. The woodland is mainly comprised of oak with a mixture of other deciduous trees.
Image taken from Geograph.
There are multiple access points to the wood, however most DVLP events and walks will meet at the Lady Wood Road entrance to the woodland (SE 4191 0856). Please get in touch if you need additional information.
News & Events related to West Haigh Woods
All News, Press Releases and Events relating to this Location are listed below
Woodland Engagement Project-updates
Since November 2015, the Otley-based ecological consultants Haycock and Jay Associates Ltd have been working with the DVLP to implement a programme of ecological workshops to…
CANCELLED-Oak Forest Experience at Lady Wood & West Haigh Wood
Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event, a replacement event will be held later in the year. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Magical Minibeast Hunt & Family Ramble
Join Naturalist Gordon Haycock at Lady Wood & West Haigh Wood for a fabulous family ramble and mini beast hunt.
Oak Forest Experience at Lady Wood & West Haigh Wood
Join Melvyn Mills of Oak Forest Schools and Naturalist Gordon Haycock for an exciting woodland experience.
Lady Wood Consultation Workshop
Lady Wood and nearby West Haigh Wood are lovely woods within easy walking distance of Grimethorpe.
CANCELLED-An Introduction to Woodland Mosses and Liverworts
Unfortunately we have had to postpone this event, please check back in 2018 for a new date. Apologies for any inconvenience.
From Recording to Wildlife Watching....
Join the DVLP and our natural history partners for an array of upcoming wildlife workshops and field days throughout Autumn and Winter, exploring and encountering some…
Bat Discovery Walk
Join bat specialists for an evening walk in West Haigh Woods, using bat detectors to identify calls and experience bats in flight.
Barnsley Butterfly Atlas
This introductory session will promote the exciting launch of the new 'Barnsley Butterfly Atlas' and associated butterfly survey programme.
Barnsley Butterfly Atlas
We are mapping Barnsley's Butterflies and need more records to produce a detailed atlas of all butterflies in Barnsley since the year 2000.
Discovering the Dearne Valley Woodlands
People in the Dearne Valley are being urged to make the most of their local woodlands via a new woodland engagement project, exploring the local wildlife…
Working with Wood
Join local wood worker Malcolm Poskitt for a workshop in the art of hand carving letters in woodwork.
The Great Invertebrate Hunt
Sorby Invertebrate Group will be exploring West Haigh Wood as part of their collaboration with the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership for a day of specialist field…
Neighbours with Nature
The DVLP will be providing a guest talk about our citizenship science projects in the Dearne Valley, supporting OPAL at their upcoming national networking event 'Neighbours…
Reptile Survey Well Underway
Our reptile survey and monitoring programme has proved a real success to date.
An Introduction to Semi-natural Ancient Woodlands
A half-day workshop to look at one of Barnsley’s most important woodlands. We will look at the historical context, in order to identify both tree…
An Introduction to Willow Tits
A half day workshop to provide background to Willow Tits, Barnsley’s scarce iconic “Red List Species” - at both national and local level - led local…
Recruiting Reptile Surveyors
We are recruiting volunteers to get actively involved with our reptile survey and monitoring programme from February-May 2016, led by local expert John Newton, full training…
Custodian Pilot given the green light
The DVLP are pleased to announce the success of a recent joint funding bid, working with Natural England (NE) and Volunteer Action Barnsley (VAB).
Projects at this location
All projects that are being carried out at this location are as follows:
Creating and Managing Sites More Effectively
This project is looking at opportunities to create and manage environmental sites more effectively, looking at new ways of working and increasing the biodiversity of the…
Surveying the Dearne
This project will aim to gain a greater understanding of key environmental sites across the Dearne, in order that they can be protected, preserved and enhanced…
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