Funding secured to support walking and wildlife at Worsbrough Mill

Worsbrough Mill has secured almost £100k worth of funding to support walking and wildlife in the stunning Country Park.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players the project to improve Worsbrough Mill and Country Park will start later this year.

Visitors can expect to see new signposts and interpretation boards along existing walking routes that will provide further information about the vast array of wildlife that inhabits the Country Park; they will also be able to enjoy three new accessible walking routes that will offer new ways of exploring the area.

Work will also be undertaken to restore Green Flag status to the site, re-establish four important habitats in the Country Park, which will support seven priority species - as well as developing many long term volunteering opportunities.

The project is just one of many exciting plans for the historic and well-loved site, all of which will hugely improve the visitor experience.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture) says: “Worsbrough Mill is an unexpected piece of paradise found just minutes from Barnsley’s bustling town centre. It’s a tranquil spot, ideal for walking, enjoying nature and seeing a long rich history of baking come to life. We would like to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their continued support, the money secured will not only help improve the visitor experience but also allow us to support and grow the important wildlife that inhabits the area.”

 

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