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Pugneys Country Park

Asdale Rd, Denby Dale Rd, Wakefield WF2 7EQ, UK


About Pugneys Country Park

Situated one mile from J39 of the M1, it is a 300-acre park – facilities for sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing. Cycle hire available too. There is also a pirate playground.  The area was developed from a former opencast mine and a sand and gravel quarry and was opened to the public in 1985. It is overlooked by Sandal Castle.

Attractions near Pugneys Country Park

Sandal Castle1.34km from Pugneys Country Park

Sandal Castle was one of two fortifications built in Wakefield during the twelfth century. It served as the administrative center for the manor and was later rebuilt into a lavish residence. During the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Wakefield was fought nearby. The castle endured a siege during the seventeenth century Civil War and thereafter Parliament ordered its demolition.  It was the site of royal intrigue and the setting for a scene in one of William Shakespeare's plays.

The Hepworth Wakefield2.41km from Pugneys Country Park

The Hepworth Wakefield is a newly built art museum opened in May 2011 in Wakefield , West Yorkshire , England . The building was designed by the English architect David Chipperfield . Construction costs were approximately £ 35 million and were raised through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund , state and municipal grants, the European Regional Development Fund and private donors.

Wakefield Cathedral2.96km from Pugneys Country Park

The Cathedral Wakefield is the principal church of the Diocese Anglican of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire of 1888 to 2014.  Built on the site of an Anglo-Saxon church, it became a cathedral in 1888 at the creation of the Diocese of Wakefield. This diocese was abolished in 2014 and united with Bradford and Ripon to form the Anglican Diocese of Leeds; hence, Wakefield Cathedral became a co-cathedral .

Anglers Country Park5.74km from Pugneys Country Park

Anglers Country Park is a perfect place to explore for nature lovers, walkers, dog walkers, cyclists, picnickers - and not forgetting those little adventurers! Once known as one of the deepest open cast coal mines in the country reaching a depth of 250 feet.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park6.21km from Pugneys Country Park

500-acre open-air gallery showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The park's collection of works by Moore is one of the largest open-air displays of his bronzes in Europe.

National Coal Mining Museum for England7.35km from Pugneys Country Park

The National Coal Mining Museum for England. Visit for a unique all weather adventure. Underground tours, exhibitions, the great outdoors & original events. The museum offers guided underground tours where visitors can experience the conditions miners worked in and see the tools and machines they used as the industry and the mine developed through the years. The Yorkshire Mining Museum opened in 1988 and the museum became the National Coal Mining Museum in 1995.

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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. Remnants of strong coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county, having attracted people over the centuries.