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Explore Phoenix Park, incorporating Thunscoe Community Woodland
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I run a Scout Group that is located next to Phoenix park and we love taking the children for walks and wildlife hunting during the summer months. I have been trying to get someone from the forestry commission to give us a guided tour or come and talk to the cubs but to no success. Fully recommend Phoenix Park.

Helen Wright, 15/Oct/2014

Hi, thanks for your enquiry, I have passed your details on to the site ranger for Phoenix Park and he will be in touch to arrange a visit. Glaad to hear you like Phoenix Park!

Forestry Commission Response
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!

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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!

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What's Here?

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


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