27.34 ha (67.56 acres)

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Explorer 278
OS Landranger 110

Visitor announcement: Bagger Wood car park is closed

We have closed the car park at Bagger Wood as a precautionary measure to reduce the number of visitors to the wood. The closure will only be temporary but aims to ensure that those who visit are able to maintain the required level of social distancing during the current crisis, as advised by the Government.

Getting out into the fresh air brings many benefits for physical and mental wellbeing, which the Government recognises. But if too many people want to visit the same place at the same time, social distancing becomes difficult, if not impossible, and raises the risk of contracting the virus or inadvertently passing it on to others.

As Bagger Wood is a popular destination, attracting visitors by car from far and wide, closing the car park will help keep numbers at a manageable level. And to those that do visit, we ask you to please act responsibly and maintain your distance from others.

Read the latest on the situation.


Just ten minutes from busy Barnsley and easily accessed from several local villages Bagger Wood is a rural haven. Visitors can follow a circular path from the car park or explore the central area via a forest road which is also open to horse riders.


  • Parking at site
  • Public access
  • Autumn colour
  • Spring flowers
Bagger Wood - Management plan


Bagger Wood Management Plan

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