Anglers Country Park

Important Information


Park open every day

Visitor Centre open Tuesday to Sunday - closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
​1 April - 31 October​11am - 4pm
​1 November - 31 March​10.30am - 3.30pm

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.

Facilities and activities

Free parking
Toilets 9am – 4.30pm
Changing Places facility
Free electric mobility scooters
Bike hire
Pushchair and wheelchair friendly
Adventure playground
Picnic areas
Information panels ​
At the visitor centre:
Information, maps and leaflets
Kids' activity area
Room hire
Room on the Broom Adventure Trail
2 mile Lakeside trail
Trail suitable for walkers, joggers, cyclists
Also for mobility scooters and horse riders
Woodland walk - for walkers and joggers
Waterton Trail passes through the park
Bird hides - located on main lake and 'Pol' ​
You can buy:
Orienteering maps
I.D. charts
Room on the Broom activity packs
Room on the Broom merchandise
Small pocket money items
Bird food for the birds around the lake


Nature conservation

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:

  • Spring sees the arrival of the Swifts and the Swallows to the lake and the grassland.
  • Summer brings damselflies and dragonflies to the water's edge.
  • Autumn sees the arrival of waterfowl including Wigeon and Goldeneye.

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.​

Contact us


Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre
Anglers Country Park
Haw Park Lane

01924 303980