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Parks and open spaces

  • Parks and open spaces - information and adviceParks and open spaces - information and advice

    Parks and open spaces - information and advice

    There are many parks and open space areas across Craven District.

  • Parks and open spaces - maintenance

    Craven District Council undertakes routine cutting of grass, tree and hedge pruning and shrub maintenance for the land it owns and on behalf of some parish councils.

  • Sports - fishing informationSports - fishing information

    Sports - fishing information

    As an angler it is most important for you to know that anyone aged 12 years or over who fishes for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England and Wales must have an Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence.

  • Tree managementTree management

    Tree management

    We are responsible for the efficient management of trees in Authority ownership within urban and rural environments.

  • Tree preservation ordersTree preservation orders

    Tree preservation orders

    If a tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or if it is within a Conservation Area it a criminal offence to carry out unauthorised works to the tree (such as felling the tree, trimming it, or damaging its roots).

  • Nature reserves

    There are a few Local Nature Reserves which have been created or designated by the district and borough councils. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and RSPB own and manage nature reserves all of which have some degree of public access.

  • SquirrelWildlife


    Wildlife, or biodiversity, is a complex collection of plants and animals set within habitats and the interactions between them all. Together these form the web of life, often referred to as the ecosystem. Mankind is a part within this system and from it we derive life-giving benefits including oxygen, food, materials and medicines. The services that we get for free are numerous and include soil for our crops to grow in and bees to pollinate them. Carbon is captured and stored and vegetation slows down run off and helps to prevent flooding. Habitats and wildlife inspire artists and improve everyone's quality of life.

  • Boat moorings Boats and boat rides

    Boats and boat rides

    There are many different areas of Craven where you can enjoy boats and boat rides. below is a list of websites who cater for people looking for this type of activity.

  • palyePlaygrounds


    There are about 50 playgrounds in the Craven District. Most are managed by the local Parish Council, Town Council or Playground association.