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Explore Phoenix Park, incorporating Thunscoe Community Woodland
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.3/5)

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.


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What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

We spotted phoenix Park on our OS map and so visited it last Sunday. Yes it is a hidden gem. It was a beautiful day and a great place to walk with our Autistic son. The yellow wild flowers were amazing.We will visit again soon, hopefully with our bikes. Thanks for creating and maintaining a great amenity.

Peterman family., 28/Jul/2014

Thanks for such a lovely comment. We are glad you like it and we think its a beautiful site too!

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

The view of Hickleton from the summit is delightful; very reminiscent of the Cotswolds.

Lee, 18/Apr/2014

Thanks for the comment, really glad you like the view!

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Me and my 5 month old springer went for a walk around there this morning was a lovely walk around. Very quiet and peaceful and my dog enjoyed a play in the water. Will defiantly be back for another walk!!

Emma parkin, 26/Mar/2014

Really glad you enjoyed it, Phoenix Park is a lovely site, see you again soon!

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Cycling
  • Educational
  • Orienteering
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Viewpoint

Location

OS Grid ref: SE 465 054

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Contact

South Yorkshire Community Rangers

01623 822 447
enquiries.sherwood@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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