Park:Lofthouse Colliery Nature Park

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Lofthouse Colliery Nature Park

Lofthouse Colliery Nature Park

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Contact

Countryside Information Officers

Address

Lofthouse Colliery Nature Park,
Lofthouse,
Wakefield,
WF3 3TE

Details

Located 3 miles north of Wakefield, Lofthouse Colliery Nature Park consists of woodland, heathland, playing fields and a pond.

Restored in the late 1980s, this old pit site is maturing into a deciduous woodland of native species, mostly birch and oak, supporting woodpeckers, bullfinches and other woodland birds, including blackcaps, chiffchaffs and cuckoos in the summer.

The heather-rich area of lowland heathland by the railway line is unusual for the area. A heathy grassland on the highest part of the park also contains heather as well as a variety of wildflowers such as Common Centaury, Yellow-Wort and Bird's-Foot Trefoil. There is a colourful display of Lupins in the early summer.

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 324249  Lat: 53.71996 Long: -1.51027

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted