Fitzwilliam Country Park

Important Information

Open every day

Located 7 miles south-east of Wakefield, Fitzwilliam Country Park features open grassland, woodland and ponds.


​Facilities and activities

  • Free parking
  • Way-marked paths for walkers and cyclists, prams, pushchairs, and wheelchairs
  • Seats throughout the park
  • Platforms around the ponds for fishing and pond dipping
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Nature Conservation

Formerly a drift mine, landscaped in 1991 and transformed into a country park consisting of wide open spaces, woodland, amenity grassland and ponds, managed to protect and improve its habitats for the benefit of wildlife.

Water vole have been recorded on the park in the past and Skylarks, Buzzards and Meadow pipit are often seen here. It is a valuable wildflower site for the south-east of the district and the ponds are home to a variety of dragonflies.


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