Helenfield, located on Red Lane at the back of the village towards York was formerly an illegal tip (known locally as Red Lane tip).

The owner of the land donated it to the parish council in 1997 in order that it may be landscaped and given over as a place of natural beauty.

The area was named Helenfield in memory of Helen Leather.

It is now maintained by volunteers and is a popular place for villagers to walk or sit and contemplate.


Insect Life at Helenfield

Helenfield is home to wide variety of insects – from bees to beetles.

Local photographer Roger Mattock has kindly supplied a range of images of the insect life at the site.

You can see his work here