The great outdoors

Adventures and relaxation in the woods

We are very lucky to have the Nutclough woods next to our school. The woods are accessed directly from the back of the Birchcliffe Centre and we often start the day with a walk through them. It's a wonderful way to see the gradually changing seasons, to have a snowball fight in Winter or sit in the dappled sunshine in the Summer months. 

Our woods have a beck running through them – Ibbot Royd clough – and a dam in the middle of the woodland, much loved by the children.  The pond is silted up and it attracts herons, kingfishers, dippers, and ducks, as well as many other visiting birds and mammals.