Signs of Spring Walking Trail

Spot the signs that nature is waking from its winter slumber and warmer and longer days aren’t far away. Look out for unfurling buds, nesting herons and clusters of beautiful snowdrops on our Signs of Spring Walking Trail. Enjoy the awe and wonder of wildlife wandering alongside the lake, through the gardens and into the woodland.

Start: The trail begins at the YSP Centre. Pick up a map from the Information Desk.


  • 2.5km / 1.5 miles to visit all trail points
  • 5km / 3 miles to see all trail points and return to the YSP Centre

Terrain: Gravel paths with inclines. Tree roots underfoot on woodland paths which can get muddy.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome outdoors, excluding some nature conservation areas near the lake. Part of this trail goes through Bridge Royd Wood where dogs are not permitted, but an alternative dog-friendly route is signposted.