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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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  • Visited Pugneys with the kids for a nice Sunday walk with the dog and lunch in the cafe.... cold and windy but a lovely walk and play was had by all. Lunch was supposed to have been enjoyed inside the...  more »
  • I have visited this Country Park a couple of times as it is only a short drive from our home in a more built up area. The lake offers facilities for windsurfing and other water sports. There is a cafe...  more »
  • Took dogs round lake walked up to sandal castle where kids ran round. Had a coffe and just chilled and watched the boats. Great day.