Newmillerdam Country Park Wakefield Reviews
Beautiful & Stunning May 15, 2011
Newmillerdam Country Park is a free (albeit pay and display parking) woodland area with a huge dam in the middle. With it's stunning views you can walk around the dam taking in all the different areas of conservation and wildlife which can be found in abundance within the 230+ acres. There's a boathouse, water sports, horse riding, cycling, picnic areas, and it's really easy to get lost in it's many paths and tracks that go off in all directions. Carvings on the benches (owls & vikings) at to it's quirkiness, and there's all sorts of special little additions you can seek out on your walk around.
They have the Newmillerdam Conservation Group which plan volunteer work each year, something which they advertise on your way in - but even without this, it really is a beautiful area. There's not many facilities, a couple of public houses and a lovely little cafe, the best bit has to be the 2 ice-cream vans - one at each entrance.
It would probably take a couple of hours to get around, and if you stick to the track around the dam then it's pretty much pushchair/wheelchair friendly - but head off the main track then there's steep inclines. It's also dog friendly, and you can let them off the lead and into the water - if they can swim!
It's a beautiful park, and if it's a low-cost family day out you're after then I'd recommend Newmillerdam in an instant.
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