Nature & the Outdoors

Did you know our district has 69 managed parks and wildlife areas? Combine this with acres upon acres of picturesque countryside and no matter where you are you won't be far from scenic Yorkshire countryside.

If it’s adrenaline fuelled thrills you’re after you won’t go far wrong here. Challenge yourself to get active in the great outdoors and feel the excitement as you wind surf across the lake at Pugneys Country Park or take an intense cycle ride through historic parkland

Take it slower and enjoy a relaxing walk through picturesque woodlands, have a romantic picnic by a lake and get your binoculars ready for wildlife spotting at country parks throughout the district.

Can't decide what to try first? Explore this page for more inspiring ideas and all the information you'll need...

Love searching for treasure? Then you'll love Geocaching!

Geocaching is treasure hunting for the 21st century. You'll be amazed at how walking can be so much fun!

Search for your location on geocaching.com, set your GPS with the coordinates and get hunting! You never know what you might find! Look out for our special geocaches located in Wakefield city centre.