Nature Reserve:RSPB Fairburn Ings

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

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Address

Newton Lane,
Ledston,
Castleford,
WF10 2BH

Details

*Latest update as of 21 August*

We have re-opened our trails and car park, but please be mindful of our limited capacity. The Fairburn Ings car park is open from 5am- 8pm.

Toilets and accessible toilet are open between 9.30am - 4pm.

The shop, offering take away snacks and drinks as well as retail, is open between 10am - 4pm. There will be no indoor seating available but we do have picnic benches on site.

We urge our visitors to please stay local to your nearest reserves and green spaces. Anyone choosing to visit should observe all current government advice around social distancing and hygiene.



Love nature and the outdoors? You’ll love RSPB Fairburn Ings.

Try your hand at pond dipping, join in with exciting events or just have a relaxing stroll around the woodland. Fairburn Ings is the perfect place for the whole family to get closer to nature.

Three main trails meander through woodland and grassland bringing you closer to birds and wildlife. Take a break from exploring the reserve and grab a warm drink from the Visitor Centre.

Many of the trails are accessible to all.

Dogs are welcome at the reserve and facilities including a dog parking area and a dog bowl are available on site. Please follow the countryside code while on the trails. Only assistance dogs can be brought into the Visitor Centre.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.

Opening details

Toilets and accessible toilet: 9.30am - 4pm
Shop (including takeaway snacks and drinks): 10am - 4pm

Car Park: 5am- 8pm
Non-members: £4.00

Prices

Car park:
£4 for non-members

Location

Directions

See location of RSPB Fairburn Ings on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 451278  Lat: 53.74481 Long: -1.31660

By Road:
Leave the A1 at junction 42 for the A63, and follow signs for Fairburn village on the A1246. Once in the village turn right at Wagon and Horses public house. At the T-junction turn right, and the reserve is 1.5 miles on the left.

Car parking is free for RSPB members and £4 for non members

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Castleford Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Castleford Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.