Walk: Newmillerdam Country Park

This fantastic walk is just to the south of Wakefield and is dominated by the reservoir at it’s centre. A wonderful place to visit to get away from the busy life, it’s a great place to explore with the family.

Newmiller Dam

The Route

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  • Start Point: 673 Barnsley Rd, Newmillerdam WF2 6QQ
  • Finish Point: Newmillerdam
  • Distance: 3 Miles

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Walk Description

Situated to the south of Wakefield, Newmillerdam is a popular spot for locals to stretch their legs for a Sunday afternoon stroll. The surfaced path leads you around the central reservoir before darting in and out of the woodland that surrounds the water’s edge.

Keep a look out for the bird and aquatic life that calls the water its home from ducks, geese and the odd swan. There are also local coffee stop and pub for you to refuel after a peaceful walk.

Make sure you look at the architecture of the dam, a fabulous example of late Victorian work in the style of ramparts on a castle.

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