Region: North East & Yorkshire
Spanning 65-hectares and providing enticing meadow and woodland to walk, run and cycle, Fryston Country Trails offer a wonderful showcase of green space in Castleford, opening up educational and learning opportunities that include an outdoor classroom and river wharf.
Castleford, WF10 2QL
Site size: 65 hectares
Open all year round
Access is generally good; however some of the routes may not be suitable.
8km of footpaths, cycleways and bridleways alongside a beautiful stretch of the river Aire.
Outdoor classroom facility and a play area with play equipment for all ages.
The Fryston Country Trails were developed through the reclamation of the former Fryston & Wheldale colliery sites. The 85ha site was transformed through investment by the Homes & Communities Agency’s National Coalfield Programme. The Land Trust took ownership in 2012, holding an endowment which secures the future of the trails as a community asset and protects the investment made in the regeneration of the area.
The creation of these attractive trails was part of a wider regeneration scheme of the area called the Castleford Project, which was featured in Channel 4 documentary. The restoration of the site was led by Wakefield Council, Yorkshire Forward and the local residents supported by the Castleford Heritage Trust. The trails provide over 8km of footpaths bridleways and carriageways and other educational & learning opportunities including an outdoor classroom and river wharf.
To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Manager Ian Kendall or call 07786 748985
It felt like a really worthy cause and seeing the result of hundreds of young trees planted at the end of a hot day digging was satisfying!
AB Agri Corporate Volunteer at Fryston
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