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Waterton Discovery Centre and Angler's Country Park

Haw park Lane, Wakefield, England
+44 1924 303980
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Great trail for kids

A pretty and simplistic walk - really flat and easily accessible. This walk was brilliant for my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
K_Sutts
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Manchester
via mobile
Not really as good I expected but still agoodplace fira walk on a sunny, dry day.

+ car parking is free - car park can be full on a nice day + has a café - café is not dog... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rob J
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“activity pack” (13 reviews)
“round the lake” (15 reviews)
“park wood” (5 reviews)
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Haw park Lane, Wakefield, England
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+44 1924 303980
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pretty and simplistic walk - really flat and easily accessible. This walk was brilliant for my toddler - he absolutely loved the Witch on the Broom trail. Value for money wise, it was also amazing. Only £2 for a pack and you get loads...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

+ car parking is free - car park can be full on a nice day + has a café - café is not dog friendly + Wheelchair and Pushchair friendly - very flat so the walking is a little boring - The paths can get...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely Sunday afternoon dog walk, it's been about 15 years since I was last in the area with my children, this country park has a footpath is all around a large lake which I think was an open cast mine in the past, approximately...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

It’s quite a long walk to cover it all (took around 2 hours) but the ‘room on a broom’ trail keeps the little ones interested. Unfortunately, we went on a Monday so the visitors centre was closed but on other days you can pay £2...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent way to spend an afternoon or morning walking around the lake and visited the hides to see waterfowl. Great walk in the woods to. There are a choice of walks to do from the information centre. Needed our wellies though. The cafe is ok...More

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

A great water park with a “Room on the Broom” trail for children around the lake. Lots of bird life to see near the water and the free car park has bird tables and feeders. The centre has lots of information and a good little...More

Thank Jill D
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Came for a walk here in New Year's Day having never visited before. Free entry/parking which is a novelty at most places these days. Lovely walk round the reservoir and nice to see that there are several longer routes you can take if you want...More

Thank Alexis S
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Love a Sunday morning stroll in the fresh air - this is the place. Be it just a couple, family or walking the dog... Perfect. There is an alphabet search and "room on the broom" trail for the youngsters (paperwork available to purchase from the...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant walk around the lake and some woods. You can go either way bit if you are following the trail activity pack (£2) go around the lake. It's about 2miles walk and you will need wellies. Not very busy when I went. Car park...More

Thank Kalaya G
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this place. It's peaceful, serene and perfect for watching the wildlife and walking the dogs. However.... Our regular visits will cease if the parking charges come in. At £1 for an hour or £2.50 after I point blank refuse to spend £50 per...More

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bda019
9 May 2017|
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Response from CugsyWestYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
about 3km. It looks like a good cycle track
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kirstyc123
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