environmentkirkleesYour Gateway To The Natural Green Spaces,
Waterways, Animals & Plants of Kirklees

Whatever your preference, wild space or park, hilltop or river bank, our local area has something to offer you.

Whether you want to get away for some peace and quiet, find somewhere new to play or discover more about how our wildlife continues to thrive in this traditional heart of industrial Britain, Natural Kirklees has what you need.

Natural Kirklees is a band of volunteer groups in the Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley and Holmfirth areas including our three river corridors of the Colne, Holme and Calder rivers who have come together to:

  • Make all our natural areas more accessible to everyone for play, for pleasure, contemplation or exercise – whatever you choose.
  • Increase and improve our knowledge of the many different landscapes in our local area as well as the animals, plants, fish, birds and insects that inhabit them.
  • Make information about what is on their doorsteps more easily accessible to local residents.
  • Provide information on our local environment to whoever needs it – public, voluntary groups, business, council or government.
  • By working together and ensuring that we know what is happening in our local area we can better protect and conserve what we have and have a bigger, louder voice to influence decision makers.
  • Work closely with Kirklees council to ensure the needs of the local authority and the residents are coordinated as closely as possible.

 What would you like to do?


If you care about the environment and are keen to work with others locally click Volunteering  to find organisations and projects already in operation.

Existing Groups

If you have an existing group and have not yet joined Natural Kirklees then please Add Your Group to our Directory where you can find like minded groups by category. There is no charge – and you can sign up for our monthly newsletter to start receiving information about how you can help to make a difference.

Parks, Greenspaces & Projects

To find parks and greenspaces and projects near you just click on Natural Kirklees..

New Projects

If you want to start a new community project we can help by including details here and helping you connect with others in your field or locality. Need help?  You can Contact Us here.

Environment Kirklees

We also work in collaboration with Environment Kirklees Ltd,  a volunteer-led delivery organisation. It manages the long-established Greenstreams programme and is developing several other projects.

Interested in what’s happening locally on renewable energy, sustainable transport, water management, local food, energy conservation and warm homes, waste and recycling and climate change?  During 2017 Environment Kirklees aims to provide links to local projects and groups working in these areas, as well as reports on featured projects. If you can help us to do this let us know.