Located 4 miles south-east of Wakefield, Anglers Country Park is dominated by a lake, surrounded by grassland, woodland and a wetland area known as the 'Pol'. At one time this was the deepest open cast coal mine in the country, reaching a depth of 250 feet.
Anglers has been awarded Green Flag status - recognising it as one of the best parks in the country.
A local nature reserve - managed to protect and improve its habitats for the benefit of wildlife.
There is always something different to see as the wildlife changes with the seasons:
Wildlife sightings are noted on a blackboard at the entrance to the park.
The Management Plan detailing how the site is managed and looked after can be found in the visitor centre. For other options of how to see the Plan please contact us.
The Friends of Haw Park Wood and Wintersett help the Countryside Officers (rangers) to manage and maintain the site. Past activities have included cutting back trees on the 'Pol' and installation of nest boxes around the site.
If you are interested in local volunteering opportunities on this and other sites please get in touch.
Waterton Countryside Discovery CentreAnglers Country ParkHaw Park LaneWintersettWakefieldWF4 2EB
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