Spanning 65-hectares and providing enticing meadow and woodland to walk, run and cycle, Fryston Country Trails offer a wonderful showcase of green space in Castleford, opening up educational and learning opportunities that include an outdoor classroom and river wharf.

The 85 hectares of landscaped public open space which supports a wide variety of both plant life and wildlife. Whilst an attractive riverside wharf provides a great place to take in the scenery and watch the world go by. The site was developed through the reclamation of the former Fryston and Wheldale colliery sites.

The creation of these attractive trails was part of a wider regeneration scheme of the area called the Castleford Project, which was featured in Channel 4 documentary. The restoration of the site was led by Wakefield Council, Yorkshire Forward and the local residents supported by the Castleford Heritage Trust. Fryston Country Trails provide over 8km of footpaths bridleways and carriageways and other educational and learning opportunities including an outdoor classroom and river wharf.

    Access facilities

  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Wheldale Lane, Castleford, WF10 2RD





Venue Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Playground