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Haw Park Wood

Haw Park Wood

Contact

Countryside Team at Wakefield Council

01924 303980

Address

Haw Park Lane,
Wintersett,
Wakefield,
WF4 2EB

Details

Looking for an exciting adventure in the outdoors? Haw Park Wood is the place! Journey through the beautifully dense woodland, explore part of the Trans Pennine Trail on two wheels and keep your eyes peeled for the enchanted pixie village hidden away between the trees.

Haw Park Wood has historic links with the nearby Walton Hall Estate, once home to Charles Waterton, the famous seventeenth century naturalist and conservationist. One of his original wildlife observation hides still remains in the woodland. Follow in Charles Waterton’s footsteps as you journey along the Waterton Trail. Before you set off download the trail podcast and learn more about this historic area.

The woodland is designated a Site of Specific Interest and a Local Nature Reserve because of its value to wildlife. The area provides a range of habitats for several rare and important species of plants, beetles, newts, birds and butterflies. Foxes, weasels, stoats, badgers and roe deer have also been sighted.

Make sure you save time to explore Anglers Country Park located within easy walking distance from Haw Park Wood.

Extend your journey a little further and head out along the disused Barnsley Canal or the Trans Pennine Trail that links the woodland to the wider countryside.

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Open all the time

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 382157  Lat: 53.63642 Long: -1.42373

By Road:
Off the A638 Doncaster Road. Follow signs to Crofton then onto Wintersett Village.
Turn onto Haw Park Lane and then follow the road that leads to the car park at Waterton Discovery Centre at Anglers Country Park.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Fitzwilliam Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus route: 195/196 Arriva Buses

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted