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Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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3.6/5 based on 400 reviews on the web
Pugneys Country Park is a 250-acre park located on the A636 between Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England and Junction 39 of the M1 motorway. It is a Local Nature Reserve.

The area was developed from a former opencast mine and a sand and gravel quarry and was opened to the public in 1985. It is overlooked by Sandal Castle.

The park comprises two lakes, the larger of which is dedicated to non-powered watersports and the smaller lake is designated as a nature reserve.

A 7 ¹⁄₄ in gauge miniature railway, running round part of the larger lake, operates on weekends and bank holidays, and cafeteria facilities are available.

The nature reserve is home to a large flock of non-breeding swans, with up to 100 in residence at any time.

The lakes serve as a flood defence by providing an overflow from the River Calder.
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  • Putneys is a regular destination when we feel the need of a stroll and to see some water fowl. Conveniently, the walk round the lake is almost exactly one mile so you know what you are in for when you...  read more »
  • Been here a few times for a walk round the lake, people go on about the dog poo which sadly there is, but there's a lot more duck and goose mess on the grass. There's a kiddie's playground and boats, ...  read more »
  • A lovely sunny day yesterday. walked upto the Castle ruins-only to be dissapointed as all entrances were blocked off due to unstableness? Like coming here as lovely walk-fast or slow. great views.. ea...  read more »
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