Castleford to Wakefield Greenway

Our Castleford to Wakefield Greenway provides people travelling by bike with an important link for leisure, as well as employment opportunities in Castleford, Normanton and Wakefield.

The latest section of the Castleford to Wakefield Greenway opened in October 2020.

The 1.3km section of route completes a missing link in cycling and walking infrastructure between Castleford and Green Row at Methley Junction.

The first section of the Castleford to Wakefield Greenway - a 2km stretch between Fairies Hill Lock and Methley Bridge in Castleford - opened in March 2018.

Since then, construction has been underway on the traffic-free link between Castleford and Methley by extending the Castleford Greenway (Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 69) over a new bridge across the Hallam Line that opened in December 2019.

The Castleford to Wakefield Greenway is part of Route 69 in the National Cycle Network, which was created by Sustrans and includes more than 16,500 miles of cycling and walking routes across the UK.

Work is underway on the next phase of the Castleford to Wakefield Greenway, which is a 1.3km section linking the Trans Pennine Trail at Methley to existing routes connecting Wakefield, Leeds and Castleford.  It is due to be completed by spring 2021. 

When complete, the Castleford to Wakefield Greenway will create a 16km route by providing missing links in existing infrastructure.

An overview of the next phase of work