Get to know…Harewoods

To the north and east of Outwood village is Outwood Common, part of the larger Harewoods estate, and owned by the National Trust.

With so much beautiful countryside and wildlife on their doorstep, many local people take the opportunity to go for a regular stroll on the common and further afield, along the footpaths and bridleways around Harewoods.

Harewoods' land stretches beyond 2,000 acres and combines working farmland, old traditional-style cottages and farm buildings, hedges, ancient woodlands, veteran trees, orchards, shaws, gills and ponds. There is also wildlife-rich grassland and a community orchard on Outwood Common.

Much of the management of Harewoods is done through the great work of our tenant farmers around the estate, along with local villagers who regularly join us as National Trust volunteers. They help us look after the estate, and its many varied and important habitats, by carrying out environmental management, wildlife monitoring, footpath upkeep and maintaining the infrastructure for everyone who visits. All this is done with great care not to erode Harewoods' distinctive rural character, which makes it such a special place.

Plan your visit:

Outwood sign

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