Overview & description
Visitors to this popular free attraction, with its open rolling landscape, enjoy walking, picnicking, wildlife and bird watching as well as the new Room on the Broom adventure trail.
Children will enjoy the adventure playground.
Visit the bird hides on the Pol and the main lake. Pol is an old English word for pond, and its shallow water attracts wildfowl such as the heron as well as dragonflies and amphibians.
Look out for common species like swans, coots, mallard and pied wagtail as well as the more unusual osprey, widgeon and yellow wagtail.
The two-mile path around the lake is both wheelchair and pushchair friendly and electric mobility scooters are available free of charge for use within the park.
Anglers Country Park is also a starting point to the network of footpaths and trails to explore the wider countryside - enjoy a woodland walk or follow the Barnsley Canal towpath.
A leaflet, 'The Waterton Trail', is available showing four way marked trails for you to follow. Most routes are fairly level, not too strenuous and some are designed for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Bikes and accessories are available to hire from £3 from the visitor centre.
There is also now a “Room on the Broom” trail around the lakeside path, of about 2 miles – this includes carved book characters and rubbings. An activity pack is on sale in the visitor centre during opening hours (cost is £2). Please allow at least 1-1.5 hours to do the trail.
Please visit www.wakefield.gov.uk keyword: countryside, for more information.
Scooters are available instead of wheelchairs.
Facilities available at Anglers Country Park
- On-Site Parking