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West Yorkshire (Wakefield) Anglers Country Park
Calder Wetlands
Hare Park Junction
Horbury Lagoons
Nostell Priory
Oakenshaw Colliery, Crofton
Old Royston
Pugneys Country Park
Sandal Magna
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Yorkshire (other)

North Yorkshire
Kellingley Colliery

South Yorkshire
Monckton Main & Royston Drift Mines
Rabbit Ings

See also
The Land Trust
Rabbit Ings on flickr
National Coal Mining Museum for England

Click on the images to enlarge.

Click to enlargeRabbit Ings Country Park has been created on the site of the Monckton Main Colliery (1878 - 1966) and Royston Drift Mine (1976 - 1989).
The country park is owned by the Land Trust. [Site accessed 28 Jan 2018.] The old slagheaps are now being transformed into a pleasant country park of benefit to both human beings and wildlife.

The Trans Pennine Trail (National Cycle Route 67), following the route of the Barnsley Canal, passes through the nearby village of Royston, South Yorkshire.
Bus services 193 and 194 (Wakefield - Walton - Barnsley) pass Rabbit Ings (check with West Yorkshire Metro and Transport South Yorkshire).
[revised 26 Feb 2016]

Click to enlargeThe Stone Cairn atop an old slagheap at the country park. The chimneys of the Monckton Coke and Chemical Works provide a reminder that not all industry has left the area.
[14 Jun 2011]
Click to enlarge Similar view to the preceding photograph. Monckton early in the demolition - the aerial conveyors between the bunkers have gone but most of the plant still stands.
■ See the Monckton Colliery page for more photographs of the area.
Click to enlargeThe points of the compass on the Stone Cairn. The names provide links with the area's coal mining past
[14 Jun 2011]
Click to enlargeA view towards Felkirk Church from Rabbit Ings Country Park, Royston, South Yorkshire. The word 'ings' is common in these parts, it is derived from an Old Norse word meaning low-lying wetlands. Other 'ings' in Yorkshire include Wath Ings, Denaby Ings, Fairburn Ings and Fall Ings.
[14 Jun 2011]
Click to enlargeMonckton Coke and Chemical Works. Situated just across the road from Rabbit Ings Country Park, the Monckton Works is still busy.
[14 Jun 2011]
Click to enlargeNature taking its course, with a little help, of course. The transformation will take some time.
[14th June 2011]
Click to enlargeMonckton Works, Royston and Rabbit Ings.
[6th June 2012]
Click to enlargeMidland Road, Royston looking towards Rabbit Ings. The Barnsley Canal was once in the dip.
[6th March 2012]
flickrVisit flickr for more photographs of Rabbit Ings.
Rabbit Ings is owned by the Land Trust.

Click to visit West Yorkshire Metro
Click to visit Travel South Yorkshire
Bus services 193 (Wakefield - Walton - Crofton - Barnsley) passes Rabbit Ings.
Check these sites for details.


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