Restoration Projects

Railway Line, Buttress Wall and Heritage Trail

In 2012, The Heritage Lottery Fund granted £49,900 for the railway line and buttress wall to be cleared of saplings.  Other work included in the bid was to create a heritage trail, taking in the park with information boards along the way.  Local schools researched the Meltham Branch Railway Line and recorded their findings.  Funding was also included for Forest School training which aims to give youngsters practical skills in countryside and conservation. 

12th March 2012 - Beneficial Tree Care started to clear saplings and trees from the railway track to open up a corridor to let light in.

Woodland Path

Buttress wall














22nd March 2012 - Paxman's Landscapes spent two days clearing the track and by the end of March the path was drying out.

Woodland workers

Nigel of Paxman's almost finished

Woodland Path cleared and drying out





6 November 2012 - Further trees removed on woodland path from steps down from Beaumont Park Road along to the metal steps.

Paxman Landscapes clear the track 22 & 23 March 2012

6 November 2012 further woodland path clearance

































3 November 2014 - Signposts were installed on the woodland path. Kirklees Forestry kindly supported and delivered tree trunks to artist Jamie Frost in Holmfirth. These have subsequently been set up in key locations around the Heritage Trail.

August 2014 Railway Line information board installed 

Lifting gear arrives 3 November 2014

Signpost lifted into place 3 November 2014

Sign in place November 2014 

Second sign in place November 2014







In March 2015 the project is completed with the erection of notice boards and the production of a trail guide.

 Railway Trail Notice Boards