Fitzwilliam Country Park
Located 7 miles south-east of Wakefield, Fitzwilliam Country Park features open grassland, woodland, and ponds.
Open every day.
Facilities and services
- 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
Formerly a drift mine, the area was turned into a country park in 1991. The park has open spaces, woodland, grassy areas, and ponds, and is managed to protect and improve the habitats for wildlife.
Water voles have been seen on the park and visitors can spot Skylarks, Buzzards, and Meadow Pipits. The park is also known for its variety of wildflowers and dragonflies.
If you are interested in local volunteering opportunities on this and other sites, please get in touch using the details on this page.