Need more tools for your projects?

The Natural Kirklees toolshare scheme is available to all  groups who have registered on the Natural Kirklees website to become members and agreed to receive our newsletter.

Natural Kirklees Toolstores

We currently have two tool stores operating:

  1. at Beaumont Park in Huddersfield – in the depot near the visitor centre
  2. at Wilton Park in Batley – next to the Butterfly House near the Bagshaw Museum

At both locations there is a wide range of hand tools (a comprehensive list below). These are available to borrow free of charge for Natural Kirklees members.  If you have a large project coming up and don’t have the tools you need, just borrow them from us or if you are a new group just starting out and find the cost of tools prohibitive just borrow them from us and save yourselves the money. You can borrow the tools for a short time or longer if needed, by arrangement.

Natural Kirklees is run solely by volunteers, as a result access to the tool stores is by appointment only.

Please contact to discuss your requirements or book an appointment at one of the two stores.

List of tools available at both stores

  • Wheelbarrows
  • Wire Sweeping Brushes
  • Wooden Sweeping Brushes
  • Sledge Hammers
  • Fan Rakes
  • Soil Rakes
  • Shovels
  • Spades
  • Planting Spades
  • Long Handled Bulb Planters
  • Forks
  • Grass Forks
  • Spirit Levels
  • Hand Saws
  • Bow Saws
  • Folding Saws
  • Loppers (standard and gear action)
  • Bolt Croppers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Claw Hammers
  • Hand Scythes (long Handle)
  • Hand Scythes (Short Handle)
  • Two Handed Metal Scythes
  • Grass Hooks
  • Steel Post Drivers
  • Rubber Post Mallets
  • Post Hole Diggers (long and short handle)
  • Mattocks
  • Flexi Buckets
  • Crowbars
  • Wrecking Bars
  • Tape Measures (8m)
  • Tape Measures (100m)

Please let us know if you spot any glaring omissions.  We will purchase non specialist equipment that is needed whenever funding allows.

If you can help out at either store occasional to loan out and receive the tools back into store please send an email to The more volunteers we can call on to operate the stores, the more flexibility of pick up and return times we will be able to offer.