Community Connections

Keadby Canal


Projects focused on making landscape and heritage more accessible.

Thorne Waterfront – Canal Community Connections  Upgrading the towpath to ensure a safe, multi-user facility, creating some environmental enhancements and delivering an interpretation scheme linking the town with its waterside through physical improvements and activities for people and other projects within the Landscape Partnership area.

Thorne to Crowle Moors Access Bridge To install a new footbridge across the drain on the eastern boundary of Thorne Moors with Crowle Moors. Following route of the Peatlands Way. To give the visitor a new experience of the NNR and speed up access to this eastern side of Thorne following access improvements on Crowle Moors.

Hatfield Viewing Towers  To install two new platforms overlooking the old peat milled fields and Packard’s Heath where nightjars breed each year. To give the visitor a new experience of the NNR – allowing new values and perspectives to be achieved over the expansive long-viewed landscapes of the Humberhead Peatlands.

Isle of Axholme Greenway – Improved access to the landscapes of Isle of Axholme and the moors of Crowle, Thorne and Hatfield. Its aim is to join up the missing sections of the Isle of Axholme Greenway and make links to the wider landscape and the moors beyond. Target links will include areas between Haxey and Epworth and between Belton and Crowle.

Community Grant Scheme – The Community Fund will support local heritage projects to support the delivery of the scheme’s outcomes. Expressions of interest will be sought annually, with an allocated budget of £15,000 per year. Successful projects will be supported by the scheme’s core team to develop and also present themselves as mentors to future applicants.

Education Transport Support – This project will work to tackle one of the key constraints preventing school children and schools using key sites for educational visits from nearby communities of interest. This includes Goole, Doncaster and Scunthorpe. It will subsidise bus/coach travel for schools to engage them on educational visits at key sites in the scheme.

Activity Plan – Landscape Skills and Engagement – The project will form a foundation that supports other activity, makes best use of the central scheme team, and adapts as the scheme develops over its lifetime. It will make the most of volunteer development and coordination of opportunities. A programme of heritage events and training will provide entry level involvement and move on to provide support and facilitate independent action. It will also have a targeted programme for communities of interest and youth audience. The final focus is art as an engagement medium.


Isle of Axholme Greenway