Region: Yorkshire

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

The Present and the Future

The wonderful variety of habitats including woodlands, meadows and an exceptional wetland area make this a fantastic place to explore, appreciate a relaxing walk or enjoy an afternoon out with the family.

There is also a bird hide overlooking the wetland area, supervised by a local birding group. This offers a chance to can see the masses of interesting birds that are visiting the site with a bit of help from local experts (54 have previously been spotted in just one day). Among the many birds which have been seen in the past are little plover, peregrine falcon, redshank and hobby.

Dinnington Contact

The site contact for our Dinnington space is TCV

This space is managed in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Open all year round

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Entrance cost



An extensive network of footpaths comprised mainly of non-bonded crushed material. Most are in excess of 2.5 metres wide, but there are narrower trails through wooded areas which are unsurfaced. Paths vary in gradient from flat to 1:10 or steeper. There are a limited number of seating areas at varied intervals throughout the woodland, most in excess of 500m apart. Access onto site is through access control barriers which permit motorised buggies.





Things to do

Walking, cycling, horse riding and wildlife watching (there is a bird hide overlooking the seasonal wetland area), orienteering Events programme – check website for details

Other nearby attractions

Rother Valley Country Park, Clumber Park, Hodsock Priory, Mr Straws House


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Church Lane, Dinnington, Rotherham, S25 4DY

Site size: 35 hectares


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The land was remediated by the regional development agency, Yorkshire Forward with funds from the Homes and Community Agency National Coalfields Programme. The Land Trust provided a sustainable and cost effective exit for Yorkshire Forward, which protects the money invested in restoring the land, and covers environmental liability associated with the site’s past history.

The site is now owned by the Land Trust and is managed in partnership with TCV.


Dinnington today is a different place from the town devastated by the closure of the colliery. New businesses have been attracted to the area and the town was home to Formula 1 team Manor GP, which raced under the Virgin branding.

Land Trust Contact

To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Officer Simon Pedley or call 07789 651487.

To enquire about holding an event on a Land Trust site, please click here.


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