Walk: Canklow Woods Heritage Trail

in Rotherham

A 2 mile circuit walk through ancient woodland and historical archaeological site on the outskirts of Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

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Walk Description

A 2 mile circuit walk through ancient woodland and historical archaeological site on the outskirts of Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Canklow Woods is an oasis of ancient woodland that takes you immediately away from the hustle and bustle of the town and roads in the near distance. The woods are very important archaeologically as it has been found that our ancestors lived here at least 3000 years ago.

This 2 mile loop path takes you not just around and through the woods but gives you a lot of information about its history and wildlife along the route. From the people who lived here, how they used the land plus the nature in your surroundings and how important it is.

The walk starts at Boston Park car park. Head through the little park, past the old bowling green and into the woods.

The path takes you through time, info posts telling you how the land and these woods led over centuries to the steel industry of the area. Plus how the people lived in the woods, many centuries ago.

The middle section of the walk takes you to the very oldest parts of the ancient woodland.

This walk is wonderful for a family walk but also perfect for a short escape walk to clear the mind in nature. For the dog lovers, oh yes they will love it too.

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