Anglers Country Park
Enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle around this pretty country park in Wakefield. The park consists of a large lake and pretty pond with several bird hides for you to observe the wildfowl visitors. These includes herons, coots, mallard, pied wagtail, osprey, widgeon and yellow wagtail. The lakeside path is perfect for a nice, easy stroll or ride.
If you'd like to continue your activity then the nearby Barnsley Canal leading into Wakefield is a good option. Just south of the park you will find a nice walking trail along Wintersett Reservoir. Nostell Priory with its delightful gardens and 300 acres of parkland is also only a couple of miles away.
Anglers Country Park is located just a few miles south east of Wakefield.
See the Wakefield Cycle Routes page for more rides around the area.
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Anglers Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Anglers Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Anglers Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the walker friendly Anglers Retreat for a rest and some refreshments after your walk. The nice country pub has a good menu and a nice garden to sit out in on warmer days. The Anglers was names Pub of the Year 2013 Runner-Up. You can find it a short stroll to the south of the park on Ferry Top Lane with a postcode of WF4 2PY for your sat navs.
The park is a great place for a dog walk and you will probably see plenty of other owners on your visit. The Anglers pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just over two miles west of the reservoir you'll find Newmillerdam Country Park. There's another nice lake and some woodland trails to be found here.
The popular Wakefield Wheel Cycle Route passes the reservoir. 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.