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Explore Phoenix Park, incorporating Thunscoe Community Woodland
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.8/5)

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.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Brill place and a hot spot for pokes tops.

Mike Sheppard, 13/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

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.

Mexborough & District Amateur Radio Society, 21/Jun/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

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

anne marie parkin, 6/May/2016
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What's Here?

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


OS Grid ref: SE 465 054

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