North East & Yorkshire

Visit these spaces in the North East & Yorkshire...

Bentley Community Woodland

Visitors to this attractive woodland would never suspect it was situated on the former Bentley colliery. Positioned in the heart of urban Doncaster there is a stunning contrast between the bustling town centre and the quiet calm of the woodland - almost as if you've been transported to the heart of the countryside

Brodsworth Community Woodlands

This picturesque woodland, which spans 99-hectares, allows you to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. With its mixture of mature broadleaf woodland, large open meadows and a scenic wetland valley, Brodsworth is renowned for its diverse array of wildlife.

Cudworth Common

This scenic 66-hectare park rises above the surrounding area, offering fabulous views over the RSPB's Edderthorpe Ings reserves and for many miles into the distance can be enjoyed as you wander round this wild green space. Keep an eye open for the intricate wooden sculptures which celebrate both the site's mining heritage and bright new future as a community park.


This flourishing natural haven, spanning 35-hectares, supports a fantastic array of wildlife despite being right next to the centre of the town.

Elba Park

Elba Park in Sunderland boasts 53-hectares of public green space, providing a rich haven for wildlife.

Frickley Country Park

Frickley Country Park is a former colliery and now is now an attractive open space. It has over 7 miles of footpaths and cycle-ways, giving you great opportunities to walk, run, cycle and escape in this natural environment. There are also several works of art which hark back to the land’s industrial past.

Fryston Country Trails

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.

Kiveton Community Woodland

This woodland is a natural space of remarkable diversity, providing a vast array of habitats including woodland, grassland wetland. The bird life on this part of the site is particularly impressive, especially in springtime when masses of Skylarks are present.

Monkton Community Woodland

This community woodland spans 4.5km of tracks, with four wood woodland paths and more than 30,000 trees and shrubs. Formerly a cokeworks, Monkton Community Woodland provides a number of vital links between communities and a wonderful network of green spaces and wildlife, as well as providing opportunities for volunteering and health activities.

New Park Springs

New Park Springs is a new and developing public space with areas of woodland, grassland and wetlands across its 56-hectare span. The space is located across the road from another of the Land Trust's sites Cudworth Common.


Northumberlandia is a unique piece of public art set in a 19-hectare community park providing free public access, with four miles of footpaths on and around the landform, along with a café and visitor centre. The park’s centrepiece is ‘The Lady of the North’, a stunning human landform sculpture of a reclining lady, scaling 100 feet in height and spanning a quarter of a mile.

Phoenix Park

A giant dinosaur, knitting sheep and special boards displaying community art are just a few of the sights that will greet you at the marvellous Phoenix Park. Providing something for everyone, the park is ideal for walking, cycling or simply keeping the kids entertained.

Rabbit Ings Country Park

Rabbit Ings is a country park located on the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine, which closed in 1989. The 64-hectare site, situated near Royston in South Yorkshire, is home to an array of wildlife – including newts, snakes and herons.

Warren House Park

Warren House Park provides a great setting for people to enjoy their leisure time. Situated in the heart of Askern and offering a playground, skatepark and teen shelter, a basketball area and grass sports pitches, the park is a popular and well used venue.


This attractive 38-hectare park is on the site of the former Weetslade Colliery. With a number of diverse habitats that feature wetland, woodland and grassland, the park is attracting an increasing amount of wildlife, including otters. Spring brings the beautiful song of dozens of skylarks to the site, while in summer the aerial shows of the swallows, swifts and martins can be seen.