Anglers Country Park

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Wakefield, England

Anglers Country Park Wakefield Reviews

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Anglers Country Park Feb 11, 2017
I made an afternoon trip to Anglers Country Park in Wintersett, south east of Wakefield. The lake is the main attraction which is surrounded by woodland and countryside. The site was once a very deep open cast mine which reached a depth of 250 feet. The park opened in 1986 and became a popular park and also a key inland bird site for which the lake is designated a Site of Scientific interest for migrant birds.

My aim was to do the 2 mile Lakeside Walk which took in a number of observation points for wildlife. There is 'Room on the Broom' trail which children can participate and discover. There is an adequate visitors centre, where the car park and main entrance are, which has an exhibition and one can obtain information about the park. In the visitors centre complex there is a cafe and outside an adventure playground. Bikes and mobility scooters can be hired from there.

Anglers Country Park is not the easiest park to reach by public transport. You catch either the 194, 195 or 196 bus from Wakefield Bus Station and alight 30 stops later at Wintersett Village (it's a 20-30 minutes journey). In the village there is a public footpath (a green sign) directing you to Anglers Country Park and this takes 10 minutes or so to reach the lake. The buses are every 20 minutes or so during the day (Monday to Saturday).
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