Hyning Scout Wood lies between the villages of Yealand Conyers to the north and Warton to the south and is approximately 5 miles west of the M6 motorway (J35 Carnforth, Lancashire). This wood, of which much of the south is semi-natural ancient woodland, is large (21ha or 52 acres), rural, with some wonderful mature sweet chestnut and beech, ancient semi natural woodland is a key feature of the site.
The wood has formed on the clints and grikes of limestone pavement, whose evolution dates back to glacial times. Large boulders are scattered throughout the wood, remnants of the glacial passage of ice. Hyning Scout lies within the Arnside & Silverdale Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is also designated as a Biological Heritage Site. Access to the wood is straight off Hyning Road and there is limited parking to the south at the entrance that leads to a track known as Donkey Lane.