The region has some great examples of local woodlands, parks and estates that offer a chance for people to explore and enjoy our natural environment.

Reservoirs, Pennine woodlands and Victorian parks in Kirklees

Oakwell Hall

Oakwell Hall is furnished as a family home in the 1690s and offers visitors a real insight into a post-English Civil War household. The site also includes over 100 acres of country park, a visitor centre, gift shop, nature trail, picnic sites and playground.

Greenhead Park

Greenhead Park is the main park in Huddersfield and has been open to the public of Huddersfield since 1884. It was created on land which was originally open fields, and has been used for public meetings, concerts, galas, firework displays, and even balloon landings.

Honley Woods

Honley Woods is one of West Yorkshire's largest remaining ancient semi-natural woodland areas. Covering 60 hectares (150 acres), it is an important example of upland oak woodland and is a key part of the local forest habitat network.

Scammonden Water

This Pennine valley offers a range of upland habitats for those wanting to get closer to nature. A network of public rights of way and informal paths provide walkers with full access and a circular route enabling them to enjoy the reservoir setting.

Dewsbury Country Park

We need your help to plant 80,000 trees to create Yorkshire's largest Diamond Wood. This new woodland park will have new paths and lies along the Spen Valley Greenway.

Dalton Bank

We need your help to expand the Dalton bank nature reserve by planting native trees on this prominent hillside.

Other locations


  • Dearne Valley Park


  • Forest of Bradford


  • Forest of Leeds


  • The Source