Get ‘blown away’ at Pugneys Country Park

04/06/2018, PR8813

An exciting new story trail has been officially opened by Wakefield Council at Pugneys County Park.

The Council has teamed up with a local author and illustrator, Conrad Burdekin and Lilian Fitchett, to create a blustery story about the mischievous wind.

The trail is a circular route around the lake and is accessible by foot, cycle, buggy or wheelchair.

Blown Away Trail at Pugneys Country Park
Cllr Jacquie Speight at the Blown Away Trail at Pugneys Country Park

Cllr Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “Trails at our other country parks have been extremely popular, so I know this exciting new trail is a great addition to Pugneys. Families can follow the gusty tale around the lake with exciting creations to find along the way.

“It’s fun, entertaining and a great way to enjoy the beautiful setting and get some leisurely exercise. Come and read the book and then see where your journey will take you.”

The mischievous wind is the main character in the ‘Blown Away’ story. He entertains himself by causing upset to a few of the locals - from blowing grandad’s underpants into the mud, to sending the boy flying with his kite.

Those taking part in the trail can zoom on the zip line, take selfies in the face boards, make some noise on the musical instruments, sail the boat and enjoy a picnic on the special-themed tables.

The Blown Away book is available to purchase in the centre at £6.99.

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