Pugneys Country Park is a great day out with two lakes and a modern watersport centre and cafe. Watersport courses are available or hire a watercraft or bring your own.
Pugneys Country Park is a 250 acre site which was previously an open cast mine as well as a sand and gravel quarry and was turned into a country park in 1985.
The park has two lakes, the largest of which is a 100 acre watersports lake. This caters for non-powered watersports such as canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. Equipment is available to hire or, alternatively, visitors can bring their own craft to use on the lake.
The largest lake at Pugneys Country Park has a footpath which runs all the way around the lake and is approximately 1.6 miles long, making it suitable for running or taking a leisurely stroll.
The smaller of the two lakes is only 24 acres and is a nature reserve which is overlooked by 2 bird hides, enabling visitors to watch the neighbouring wildlife in their own habitat.
A new water sports centre was opened in early 2005 providing excellent facilities including; changing room, classrooms and conference facilities. The water sports facility also provides excellent refreshment facilities at the modern cafeteria, where hot and cold food and drinks are available 7 days a week.
A comprehensive range of water sport courses are available at the centre and new equipment is available to bring this very successful centre into the 21st century, not only in the service it provides but also in the new state of the art building.
A great day out wheter for a picnic with the family, cycling, walking or messing about on the water.
Open all year 9 – 9.30 pm or 1 hour before dusk (whichever is earlier). Admission into the park is paid for at the ticket machines.
101 Durkar Low Lane, Durkar, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 3BJ