Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park
off Denby Dale Road,
*Please note - the lake at Pugney’s Country Park has now reopened. Algae levels have now significantly reduced, so most of the water sports programme is now available. You should still keep your dogs on leads. Regular inspections of the water are being carried out. For more information about what watersports are available please phone 01924 302360.*
Whether it’s sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or canoeing that’s your thing you’ll find it all and more at Pugneys Water Sports Centre.
Take to the water with a hired craft or bring your own equipment for a thrilling day out on the main lake. Improve your skills or learn new ones as you take part in one of the many courses available for all ages and abilities throughout the year.
Prefer a more relaxing day out? Take a stroll along the lakeside path, take a ride on the Pugneys Light Railway (available on selected weekends – www.pugneyslightrailway.co.uk) or make the short walk up the hill to Sandal Castle and see how picturesque the country park looks from above.
Explore the country park on two wheels, bring your own or hire one for the day. The whole family can get involved with toddler bike seats and carts available for the little ones.
A haven for wildlife, the country park offers nature lovers the chance to see a variety of natural habitats. Head along the woodland trail to see a glimpse of Pugneys’ second lake, a hive of wildlife activity.
Treat yourself to a bite to eat in the café or, if the weather is fine, bring your own picnic and enjoy the panoramic views across the lake.
Open daily: 09:30 – 16:30 (until 22nd January)
Watersports (private launch only) - Saturdays 10:00 - 15:00
Fees apply to courses and hire of Watercraft.
There is plenty of space for parking at Pugneys. The following car parking charges apply:
- Up to 1 hour: £1.00
- Up to 4 hours: £2.50
- Over 4 hours: £4.00
Parking charges apply all year round, seven days a week.
SE 330171 53.64993 -1.50160
Off the A6186 Wakefield.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station (2 miles)
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station (2 miles)
Bus Route:443 444 to Barnsley Arriva Yorkshire
- Baby changing facilities
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Facilities for conferencing
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired