Clark Spring Wood

Clark Spring Wood


Clark Springs Wood and Plantation is a small area of woodland in Churwell

Clark Spring Wood

Part of a larger collection of woods under the name of Churwell Woods, Clark Spring Woods is a small residential wood on the edge of Churwell in Morley. It is connected to Daffil Woods, and Springfield Mill Park via a route that stretches between Morley and Churwell.

Location Details

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Things to Note

Clark Spring Wood has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Dog Waste Bins
  • Nearby Food & Drink
  • Nearby Parking
  • Pushchair Access
  • Wheelchair Access


Clark Springs Wood is located on the edge of Morley on the edge of Churwell. Only a stones throw from the M621, but you can’t hear the traffic due to the houses in-between.

Things to Do

Clark Spring Wood is a great wildlife walk in the middle of a residential estate. A great example of how nature and housing should be able to work together. If you want a longer walk you can do the full Churwell wood route between Springfield Park, and Daffil wood.

Churwell Woodland Railway

Operating on a few Saturdays each month, Churwell Woodland Railway is a community run 7 1/4” gauge miniature railway. Built and maintained by a group of volunteers given responsibility for the maintenance and development of the woodland in Churwell, comprising Clark Springs Wood, Japa & Daffil Woods.

The railway generally runs on two alternate Saturday afternoons a month, April to October, and on special event days such as Halloween. There is occasionally food that can be bought from a stall by the railway station.

The railway was officially opened by the then Mayor of Morley, Clr. Robert Gettings, on Sunday October 9th 2016.

Day Out with the Children

Clark Spring Wood is a perfect place to go for a day out with your children. There are lots of well- though out activities that connect them with nature, such as pond-dipping, a sensory garden, and a bird hide. Head to Jubilee Corner to find the sensory garden and pond dipping.

Walking the Dog

This narrow wildlife corridor is a good place to step off the concrete streets and let your dog sniff at nature. And will probably be more enjoyable for you as well. There are several dog waste bins to help keep the woods clean.

Walk in the Woods

There is a great 2.5km walking route that passed through Clark Spring Wood and Daffil wood. It starts next to the railway, and loops between the two woods, along Westwoodside Road and back up Jubilee corner.

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Churwell Environmental Volunteers, a local voluntary group discovered two small troughs where natural springs emerge from the ground. They found them whilst putting in new paths for the wood. The troughs are believed to date back to late 18th century

Clarks Spring Wood gets its name from when new trees grow, or ‘spring’ up after they have been coppiced. Coppicing is a common form of woodland management which enabled a regular harvest of timber to be taken from the woodland.


There are no toilets on site, or bins within the woods. On the entrance by the Community Field Centre there is a dog waste bin.

Food and Drink

There is nowhere to get any food or drink within walking distance from Clark Spring Wood. However a little distance away on Victoria Road there is the Nelsons Fisheries. A fish and chips shop serving up some of the best battered goodness in Morley. Directly next door is the Nelsons Arms, a local pub with a great selection of beers.


There is no dedicated parking for Clark Spring Woods, but there are several residential roads that provide good access.

The first is alongside the Community Field Centre, postcode LS27 7UQ – Google Maps Link. There is a small amount of on street parking with an entrance into the woods at the end of the road.

The second is Woodside Drive, postcode LS27 9NL – Google Maps Link. Towards the end of the road there is a small footpath that leads into the woods.


The main paths around the woods are packed earth, and where possible made to be wheelchair friendly. Some of the smaller side paths have not had this same treatment so we don’t recommend navigating the area with a pushchair or wheelchair after rain.

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