Bentley Community Woodland

**Sessions unavailable at the moment at this location due to coronavirus**

Visitors to this attractive woodland would never suspect it was situated on the former Bentley colliery. Positioned in the heart of urban Doncaster there is a stunning contrast between the bustling town centre and the quiet calm of the woodland – almost as if you’ve been transported to the heart of the countryside

This is a unique 12-hectare wetland, designed by local children to resemble a foot, which is an important feature of the site hosting a colourful variety of wildfowl and seasonal migrants. The spectacular aerial display provided by swallows and martins in the summer is always impressive.

A mixture of woodland offers colour and variety throughout the year. The three miles of trails around the woodland are perfect for horse riding, cycling or just a relaxing stroll. At the viewpoint on top of the hill a sculpture commemorates the woodland’s mining history.

The sites are owned by the Land Trust and managed in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers who offer a variety of outdoor sessions in a few woodland sites in the Doncaster area. You can find out more on and