Southern Washlands Nature Corridor

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Flowing water near an embankment and trees

The Southern Washlands Nature Corridor is less than one mile from the city centre. It has four sites made up of open water, swamp, marshy grassland, neutral grassland scrub and woodland.

The sites stretch from Stanley Ferry Flash in the north, the Southern Washlands Nature Reserve  to Half Moon and the Ashfields in the south.

  • Location:

    WF1 4JB

    Open every day.

Facilities and services

  • Free parking at Heath (see map above)
  • Free parking at Balk Avenue
  • Food served in pubs at both ends of the corridor

Nature conservation

In the winter, you can spot various wildfowl passing through the area during their migration, like:

  • Goldeneyes
  • Greenshanks
  • Green Sandpipers¬†

In spring and summer, the grassland is full of wildflowers, butterflies, and dragonflies. There are also beautiful Sweet Chestnut trees to see in the autumn

Southern Washlands


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

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