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Country Park

Pugneys Country Park

Pugneys Country Park


Asdale Road,
off Denby Dale Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 9 Apr Steady Cycle Ride


*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 – 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.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsFacilities for conferencing

Disabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Car Park: 9:00 - 18:30
Visitors Centre: 9:00 - 17:00
Playground: 9:00 - 17:30
Café: 9:00 - 16:30
Last hot food orders at 4.00pm – other takeaway items available until 4.30pm
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.

Electric mobility hire @ £1.60 for an hour and a half.



See location of Pugneys Watersport Centre and Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330171  Lat: 53.64993 Long: -1.50160

By Road:
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

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired