Newmillerdam Country Park Walks
Enjoy cycling and walking paths in this country park in Wakefield. The park includes a central lake surrounded by a surfaced path and woodland with way-marked cycling trails and carpets of bluebells in the spring months.
You can start your outing from the car park at the northern end of the park. Then pick up the trails heading south through Kings Wood and Bushcliff Wood.
If you would like to continue your outing you could follow the Chevet branch line old railway into the countryside and onto the nearby Barnsley Canal. Here you can join with the Trans Pennine Trail and head towards Wakefield or Barnsley. Just to the north of the park you'll find Pugneys Country Park where there's another nice lake and a nature reserve with interesting flora and fauna.
In Wakefield you can pick up the Wakefield Canal and follow it to Castleford.
PostcodeWF2 6QQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Newmillerdam Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Newmillerdam Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Newmillerdam Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Newmillerdam Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The park has several different options for post walk refreshment with a number of cafes and pubs to choose from. The Dam Inn serves good food and has a patio overlooking the dam. You can find them at the northern end of the lake at 669 Barnsley Rd, WF2 6QG. There's also the Boat House Cafe on the eastern side of the lake.
The park is the perfect dog walking spot with its woodland and lakeside trails. You're bound to see plenty of other dogs with their owners on a fine day. The Dam Inn and Boathouse cafe mentioned above are also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To the north west of the lake there's the Newmillerdam Village Green. It's a lovely little place for a stroll with a labyrinth and pretty garden area to see.
The popular Wakefield Wheel Cycle Route passes through the park. The 38 mile circular route visits several of the local highlights, using a waymarked trail. It's a great way of exploring the rivers, canals, parks, woods, lakes and countryside around the town.
See the Wakefield Cycle Routes page for more rides around the area.