Pugneys Country Park

Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield: Address, Phone Number, Pugneys Country Park Reviews: 4/5

Pugneys Country Park
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PopcornMonkeyReviews
West Yorkshire, UK3,648 contributions
Lovely Scenery
Aug 2021
Pugneys country park is a really nice walk, free parking, great sights, nice place for scenery and to get away from the busy town center.
Written November 2, 2021
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Dianne H
Runcorn, UK27 contributions
lovely walks and scenery
Aug 2021
Easy parking which is free for first 2 hours. Beautiful lake with lots of wild fowl to observe. Childrens play area very well equipped. Train rides for just £2 return. Lovely view of the castle ruins.
Written August 11, 2021
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Hashim T
Leeds, UK72 contributions
Great for adults and children alike
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a lovely park, lots of space and lots of parking. Parking is free for the first two hours then it's £2.50 thereafter so just bear in mind if you are planning to stay for a while. Nice large lake to walk around, play area including swings,slides and sand pit for younger children, little train to go on (although we didn't go on there was a sign saying £2 return). There is also a cafe and toilets. We got jacket potatoes and a sandwich from the cafe and it was nice. Overall nice little outing and great place for children and adults alike. I just dropped 1 star because there was a bit of dog mess when we walked but minor in the grand scheme of things.
Written June 19, 2021
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LGC
Wakefield, UK2,496 contributions
Two hour free parking
Apr 2021 • Friends
Two hours free parking but you still need to get a ticket. We were told that there was an attendant patrolling so watch the time. A pleasant walk around the lake. Visited the cafe but the selection of food was poor. Long queue for the ladies toilets as the sign said only one person inside at any one time.
Written June 6, 2021
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MeF
Wakefield11 contributions
Disappointed
Jun 2021 • Solo
I used to visit regularly, hiring a kayak and taking it out onto the water. There was a real buzz out there with sailors, windsurfers, kayakers, and the little kids with their parents getting overexcited on the pedalos. In my first visit for some time it was heartbreaking to find these facilities no longer available and the lake looking a bit sterile. Now it's just a generic flat walk around the lake that you can get anywhere, and in normal times pay much less than the standard parking charges for the privilege. I hope Wakefield Council bring back those facilities, I would love to relive those memories.
Written June 2, 2021
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Tarndy
Sheffield, UK399 contributions
Nothing special
Mar 2021
First time visitor here and to be honest was underwhelmed. Parked up in the adequate car park - no charge at present presumably due to the pandemic but the signage showed usual charges to be what I class as excessive. So off we went on the path around the lake and that's exactly what it is - a single path around a lake. Nothing really of any interest to see, you just go round in a circle and finish where you started. There is a children's play area and a miniature railway (not running at present) but not much else. Was extremely busy as well and social distancing very difficult to maintain but obviously that's no fault of the place itself. Cafe was fine for drinks and service friendly enough. Just nothing out of the ordinary and agree with other comments in that there are much better places to visit.
Written March 28, 2021
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Woodcocks
South Yorkshire201 contributions
A family favourite
Oct 2020
Pugney’s Country Park is a great place to visit whether it’s just for a stroll round the lake or for a full day’s outing enjoying a picnic and all the facilities. There’s a great children’s playground, cycle hire, water sports, barbecue grills, circular walk round the lake, lots of open space for picnics as well as picnic tables, and a cafe. Any family can enjoy a great day out here for the price of the parking (currently free until end of January 2021 but note that some facilities are closed due to COVID-19) Highly recommend
Written November 25, 2020
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carlaries63
Sheffield, UK26 contributions
Sandal castle
Nov 2020 • Couples
We’ve been to Pugneys quite a few times but never walked to the Castle so this time we did.It offers good views from the top and there is information about the site on a notice board.Sadly lager cans and bottles were littered around which is a shame but still worth a visit.
Written November 20, 2020
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nothappy60
Wakefield, UK7 contributions
BRING THE BOATS BACK
Nov 2020
This is a waterpark with no water sports, the council needs to get grip and put water activities back on the lake. SORT IT OUT
Written November 13, 2020
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David R
Huddersfield, UK161 contributions
Nice walk
Oct 2020
Nice walk aroung the lake in about 40 minutes at a very leisuerly pace on a footpath that only had a few puddles. We visited midweek after a few days of rain. Could imagine that with a free car park, at the moment, it could get very busy at weekends!
Whilst we didn't visit the cafe several people were taking the opportunity of having a hot drink. Next time we may take the opportunity to visit the nearby Sandal castle.
Written October 14, 2020
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