Our Vision for Kirklees - A Community Run Linear Park

The rivers in Kirklees have been a wasted asset for decades and the Greenstreams Project is dedicated to changing that for the benefit of both people and wildlife.


One way this can be realised is through the creation of a Linear Park embracing parts of the rivers Colne and Holme and the Huddersfield canals.


A linear park is a park in an urban or suburban setting that is substantially longer than it is wide. By increasing access, improving biodiversity and cleaning up the strips close to rivers, canals and streams we can create a valuable asset for everyone living and working in our area.


Over the years Greenstreams has created and improved over 6 km of public access to the river and riverside green spaces around Huddersfield so that the value of these ‘hidden gems’ can be appreciated by all.


Alongside this, the river is increasingly recognised as a recreational resource with a canoe launch facility installed and anglers coming from far and wide to fish for grayling and native brown trout.


If you are interested in helping develop a prospectus for a South Kirklees Linear Park contact us on office@environmentkirklees.org

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Greenstreams team laying a new pathway on Snow Island in late January 2019

Environment Kirklees Ltd is a not for profit company which aims to protect and maintain the local environment. It has no formal or financial connection with Kirklees Council but aims to work in partnership with the Council, the Combined Authority (WYCA) or the Environment Agency where relevant. 


Environment Kirklees Ltd is limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales no. 3367452.

It is a registered Environmental Body under the Landfill Tax Regulations (enrolment no. 761034).


Registered office: 7 Lion Chambers, John William Street, Huddersfield HD1 1ES.


Environment Kirklees is a member of Kirklees Third Sector Leaders. 

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