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Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield
(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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  • We recently visited Pugney's and it looks as though they are trying hard to improve and redevelop the activities. There is now a new park for the children which our granddaughter loved! The water spor...  more »
  • Just had a lovely walk around Pugneys Country Park. Was shocked to see the price increase!! My husband and I have spent many a day walking around the lake or just sitting and enjoying the view. My hus...  more »
  • Great for walking, boating or just for a coffee. Sunday mornings are great. Scenery stunning. Ducks, swans and other wildlife. Sandal castle nearby, bird hides even boats for hire. Wakefield,s own wat...  more »