Little Beck Wood Nature Reserve

Little Beck Wood Nature Reserve

In a sheltered, secluded valley in the North York Moors lies lovely Little Beck Wood, close to the beauty spot of the Falling Foss waterfall and home to a wealth of wildlife.

A lush, characterful woodland of oak, ash, alder and cherry, Little Beck Wood is split into two by Little Beck – the perfect place to see dippers and grey wagtails. Look out for woodland birds including great spotted woodpecker, marsh tit, nuthatch and treecreeper, and spotted flycatchers in summer. In spring and early summer, the woodland floor bursts into life, with wood anemone, bluebell, primrose, moschatel and early purple orchids. However, the reserve is at its best in autumn with a wealth of golden and russet colour and an abundance of fungi.

Little Beck flowing through woods

Combine a trip to Little Beck Wood with a circular walk that also takes in Falling Foss – and the tearooms! Be aware there are steep, uneven and unsurfaced paths throughout the woodland.

Little Beck Wood nature reserve


For full details and facilities please visit Little Beck Wood nature reserve's website


Little Beck Wood Nature Reserve provides the following facilities

Café/on site catering

At Falling Foss tearooms during opening season as part of longer walk.

Car parking

Parking available at Littlebeck Village Hall, or at May Beck/Sneaton Forest car parks as part of a longer walk.

Getting here

Contact us

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Tel 01904 659570
Email Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Little Beck Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 5HA
Grid Reference NZ 879 049

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