Pugneys Country Park

Important Information

Christmas / New Year opening hours

Wednesday 24 December 9am - 4pm
Thursday 25 December Closed
Friday 26 December 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday 27 December 9am - 4:30pm
Sunday 28 December 9am - 4:30pm
Monday 29 December 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 30 December 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 31 December 9am - 4pm
Thursday 1 January 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 2 January 9am - 4:30pm

Opening Hours

​The park and watersport centre open at 9am every day and close at 4.30pm in winter, 8pm in spring and 9pm in high summer

Hired watercraft

First watersport session on lake: 10am
Last session: 6.30pm - 8pm (High Summer)
Own watercraft
Sessions on lake: 10am - 8.30pm (High Summer)


Pugneys Country Park
Asdale Road
off Denby Dale Road
01924 302360


Room Hire

Two types of rooms are available for hire:

Conference Room

The conference room has a view of the lake. The room size is 6.5 metres x 4.8 metres and will accommodate a maximum of approximately 12 people (depending on the layout of the room). The following facilities are available.


  • £22.50 per hour per room
  • £66.50 per half day per room
  • £123 per day per room

Class Room

The two classrooms are separated by a removable wall. If this is removed this will give one big room, size 12 metres x 6 metres, which will accommodate a maximum of approximately 20 people (depending on room layout).

Each side when divided into separate rooms accommodates approximately 10 people each side.

Prices for 2 classrooms joined together as one room:

  • £89 per half day
  • £168 per day

The following facilities are available for either the class room or conference room:

  • Flip chart (2)
  • Notice board (2)
  • White board (2)
  • Smart board - an interactive white board with pc links
  • Projector (This can be linked to a computer or DVD player)
  • TV, video/DVD combination player (mobile)

Hot and cold food buffets can also be arranged through Pugneys. Set menus and prices are available from the reception.


Car parking charges:

  • Up to 1 hour – 30p
  • Up to 2 hours – 60p
  • Up to 4 hours - £2
  • Over 4 hours - £4

Pugneys Country Park is a 250 acre site which was previously an open cast mine as well as a sand and gravel quarry and was turned into a country park in 1985, with two lakes and a modern watersport centre and café. Visitors can hire equipment or bring their own craft to use on the lake.

The largest watersports lake is 100 acres and offers

  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Watersport courses are available to book
  • Craft hire is available

A 1.6 mile footpath runs all the way around the lake and is overlooked by Sandal Castle.

The smaller of the two lakes is only 24 acres and is a nature reserve which is overlooked by 2 bird hides, enabling visitors to watch the neighbouring wildlife in their own habitat.

The water sports centre was opened in early 2005 providing excellent facilities including;  

  • Changing rooms
  • Classrooms and conference facilities

The water sports facility also provides excellent refreshment facilities at the modern cafeteria, where hot and cold food and drinks are available 7 days a week.

Contact Us

Pugneys Country Park

Asdale Road
off Denby Dale Road

01924 302360