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Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield

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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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  • Nice place for a walk by the water. Good place to walk the dog and most of the owner were picking up the droppings. Nice place to lick your icecream  more »
  • The parking charges here were the first disappointment, particularly bearing in mind the state of the potholes. The potholes didn't stop people driving into it like Lewis Hamilton though. The pathways...  more »
  • Pugneys is a great place to visit for people of all ages. There is a good 45min walking circuit around the lake and plenty of flora and fauna along the way. There is also a light railway that operates...  more »