Rabbit Ings Country Park, BarnsleyBack in September I was lucky enough to be invited to Yorkshire to visit some community spaces and parks that they have created and manage.
In short, the Trust have taken blighted collieries and derelict pits and turned them into beauty spots on the edge of urban areas that are alive with wildlife. Rabbit Ings CP was my first port of call and it looked like a very interesting site. Rangers told me that even Short-eared Owls frequent the area during the winter.
Frickley Country ParkFrickley CP was the next port of call. With its seven miles of paths I found it hard to believe that it was once a colliery.
Frickley Country Park - another aspect
A tribute to the National Bird drawn by kids in Warren House Park
Dinnington Community WoodlandDinnington Community Woodland was my favourite spot as it seemed to hold a lot of potential for some good birds.
TUB, the Land Trust's Ian Kendal and Sarah WilliamsI admired the work that The Land Trust do because it really reflects my feelings when it comes to regenerating land