Nature Reserve:Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve

Stanley Marsh

Stanley Marsh

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Wakefield Countryside


Lime Pit Lane,


Get closer to nature at Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve.

Woodland, marshland and ponds make up this quiet nature reserve, making it ideal for wildlife and nature lovers alike. Take a relaxing stroll around the Marsh and look out for dragonflies, frogs and newts, not to mention the many insects and birds calling the reed beds their home.

In the 1800’s the area the reserve sits in today was part of Stanley Deep Drop Pit, one of the five working pits that formed Stanley Victoria Colliery.

Want to learn more about the Marsh? Look out for interpretation boards dotted around the circular path.

The path around the Marsh is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and leads straight from the car park.

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted


See location of Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 345238  Lat: 53.70947 Long: -1.47879

By Road:
Off the A642 Aberford Road,Wakefield. Turn onto Lime Pit Lane. Car parking available.

By Public Transport:
Nearest Railway Station: Outwood Station (2 miles)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (3 miles)

Bus Routes: 443, 444, 446 Arriva service.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted