Fitzwilliam Country Park

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Emperor dragonfly (green body with a black, patterned tail) perched on a green leaf

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

  • Location:

    Wentworth Terrace
    Fitzwilliam
    Pontefract
    WF9 5BZ

    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

Nature Conservation

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.

Volunteers

If you are interested in local volunteering opportunities on this and other sites, please get in touch using the details on this page.

Contact Us

Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre Anglers Country Park Haw Park Lane Wintersett Wakefield WF4 2EB

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