Situated within walking distance of the centre of Calne in Wiltshire, Castlefields Canal and River Park is being developed to provide a valuable countryside amenity for both recreation and leisure activities.
CARP was established in 2001 as a charitable association to promote and implement the vision that had evolved through local community consultations for the development of the new park facilities.
We share here the vision and work done to date by both professionals and volunteers to realise the full potential of this presently under-utilised park area.
This area is now under the ownership of the Town Council, who will now manage and maintain it. The park is located off Station Road or Patford Street. You can connect to the North Wiltshire Rivers Route which is part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network and which leads you all the way to Chippenham following the old Calne railway route. The area is great for walking and reaching open countryside.
The park and surrounding lands are currently part of an exciting long term regeneration project managed by the Castlefields Canal & Riverpark Project (CARP). The Town Council has given significant grant funding to this organisation to help towards making the project a reality.