The site is owned by The Land Trust and managed by the Forestry Commission
Phoenix Park is a hidden gem nestled between the towns of Thurnscoe and Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire.
What was once the slagheap for Hickleton main colliery has been transformed into a wonderful community woodland for all to enjoy.
The site can be enjoyed whether you are walking, cycling or horse riding. There are a number of features to view including a climbing wall, calved farmyard animals, a maze, and an art gallery designed by a local youth group.
The site is also home to an abundance of wildlife that thrives on the diversity of habitats that are present on site.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsMexborough & District Amateur Radio Society, 21/Jun/2016
We at M&DARS have used Phoenix Park for a number of years for Amateur radio events, its a great site and a fantastic take off point, Members of the public are welcome to have a drink with us and aske questions about our hobby Thank you for granting us permission to use this reclaimed site.
5 Starsanne marie parkin, 6/May/2016
lovely parkland on our doorstep, enjoy walking our 2 alaskan malamutes there, they enjoy a dip in the pond to cool off (we are careful of the wildlife and they are kept on long leashes)the art is interesting and relate to the community, very pleasant and enjoyable
5 StarsGuided Walk, 23/Jul/2015
A group of 20 U3A walkers undertook a guided walk with Paul Nunns and two rangers in May. It was the first visit to Phoenix Park for many of the group and it was interesting to hear about the history, environmental issues, wildlife and fauna. Paul is very knowledgeable and, therefore, we found it educational but also an enjoyable walk. Several people in the group deemed it to be their favourite walk this year and have become regular visitors. We were all impressed with the work which has been undertaken to enable the site to reach this standard. Well worth a visit.
Forestry Commission Response
Glad to hear you enjoyed your walk!