Castleford to Wakefield Greenway

Our existing 2km Castleford to Wakefield Greenway provides people travelling by bike with an important link for leisure, as well employment opportunities in Castleford, Normanton and Wakefield.

The Castleford to Wakefield Greenway currently links Methley Bridge on Barnsdale Road with Fairies Hill Locks by Whitwood Golf Course.

What next?

The route will eventually link to the Trans Pennine Trail to the north and other traffic free routes that currently exist to the south.

The next phase of the £2.9m scheme will extend the Castleford Greenway (Sustrans’s National Cycle Network Route 69) over a new cycle and footbridge across the Hallam Railway to link up with our 2km Castleford to Wakefield Greenway and onward to Methley Junction via a 1.3km section of new route.

It will use of the old Methley Railway line and connect the new Castleford to Wakefield Greenway by the River Calder with the Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Network to Bottom Boat, providing a key missing link for Leeds and Wakefield.

Once complete, these improved links will create a 16km walking and cycling route making it easier for people to get around by bike or on foot.