Sandall Beat Wood

The Beat is a fantastic outdoor space to enjoy a picnic, keep the kids occupied, or take a stroll in its ever-changing woodland.

Things to see and do at Sandall Beat Wood

Scenery and wildlife

Sandall Beat Wood's vast woodland area is home to lots of unique and exciting wildlife - why not look out for them when enjoying a walk through the wood?

Play and recreation

The wood has a great outdoor play area with toddler and junior play facilities, along with picnic areas to enjoy a bite to eat.

Environment centre

Sandall Beat Wood is home to the Sandall Beat environment centre, one of the few green space education centres in the borough. The centre hosts lots of fun events for kids including craft sessions and sessions handling some of the wood's rare and exciting wildlife.

To keep up to date with these events, follow Sandall Beat Wood on Facebook.

Walking trails

Covill's Trail is a two-kilometre circular path through the wood, and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

You can also try a 3.6 mile walking trail, which starts at Cantley Park and passes through the wood. For the full trail, visit the unled trails section of our walking in Doncaster page.

Walking routes and nature walks

There are various walking routes and nature walks you can take throughout the wood.

Weekly walks

The wood has two weekly short walks which are perfect if you'd like to become more active. They're also a great way to enjoy being outdoors, with interesting facts pointed out along the way. 

For the full routes, visit the weekly walks section of our walking in Doncaster page and download the full timetable of walks.


There are toilets on site at the wood. They are open from 9am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Getting to Sandall Beat Wood

By car

The wood is a short drive from Doncaster Racecourse (on Leger Way), with a designated parking area at the bottom of Sandall Beat Road. The postcode for Sandall Beat Road is DN2 6JP.

By bus

For a full list of routes you can get to the wood, use Travel South Yorkshire's journey planner and enter where you're going from and where you're going to (Sandall Beat Country Park)

To see the wood and routes listed above, check out the following Google Maps view:

Who looks after the wood? 

Sandall Beat Wood has a highly-active volunteer group who work with us on conserving and improving the park. They, along with a network of environmental groups, carry out a range of work and keep the wood clean and green.

Interested in joining the group, or just want to know more about what they do? Call 01302 300798 for more information.

Woods in Doncaster

For a list of some of our most important and impressive woodlands, visit our woods page.

Parks and outdoor spaces

For a list of parks and outdoor spaces in Doncaster, how to report an issue and how to apply for a memorial in one of these spaces, visit our parks and outdoor spaces page. 

Last updated: 26 February 2019 11:59:38