Anglers Country Park


Important Information

Following the recent announcement from the government on COVID-19, our parks and toilets remain open for residents to enjoy open spaces but other amenities are closed until further notice.

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Bike hire no longer available

Bike hire is no longer available. We hope to return this service soon and we're sorry for any inconvenience.


Opening times

The visitor Centre opening hours are now Monday – Sunday 10am -4pm. 

The visitor centre is currently closed due to Covid restrictions


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Located 4 miles south-east of Wakefield, Anglers Country Park is dominated by a lake, surrounded by grassland, woodland and a wetland area known as the 'Pol'. At one time this was the deepest open cast coal mine in the country, reaching a depth of 250 feet.

Anglers has been awarded Green Flag status - recognising it as one of the best parks in the country.

We can now accept credit or debit cards at Anglers Country Park as well as cash or cheque.


Car parking machines will take cash payments and payments by the Ringo app. 

Parking charges apply between 9am and 6pm, 7 days a week:
Up to 2 hours: £1
Up to 4 hours: £2
Over 4 hours: £3
100 spaces
5 disabled spaces

Facilities and activities

    ✅ Toilets 10am – 4​pm

    ❌Changing Places facility

    ❌ Free electric mobility scooters

    ✅ Pushchair and wheelchair friendly

    ✅ Adventure playground

    ✅ Picnic areas

    ❌ Information panels

    ❌ At the visitor centre:

    Information, maps and leaflets

    ❌ Kids activity area

    ❌ Room hire

    Room on the Broom Adventure Trail

    ✅ 2 mile Lakeside trail

    ✅ Trail suitable for walkers, joggers, cyclists

    Also for mobility scooters and horse riders

    ✅ Woodland walk - for walkers and joggers

    ✅Waterton Trail passes through the park

    ✅ Bird hides - located on main lake and 'Pol'

    You can buy: Orienteering maps

    I.D. charts

    Room on the Broom activity packs

    Room on the Broom merchandise

    Small pocket money items

    Bird food for the birds around the lake

Woodland Café

Woodland Café will remain open from 5 November operating a Take Away service only 7 days a week from 9am - 4pm

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Love Exploring

You can also download our free Love Exploring app to discover dinosaurs and find fairies at Anglers Country Park (including Haw Park Wood).

Find out more

Nature conservation

A local nature reserve - managed to protect and improve its habitats for the benefit of wildlife.

There is always something different to see as the wildlife changes with the seasons:

  • Spring sees the arrival of the Swifts and the Swallows to the lake and the grassland.
  • Summer brings damselflies and dragonflies to the water's edge.
  • Autumn sees the arrival of waterfowl including Wigeon and Goldeneye.

Wildlife sightings are noted on a blackboard at the entrance to the park.

The Management Plan detailing how the site is managed and looked after can be found in the visitor centre. For other options of how to see the Plan please contact us.


The Friends of Haw Park Wood and Wintersett help the Countryside Officers (rangers) to manage and maintain the site. Past activities have included cutting back trees on the 'Pol' and installation of nest boxes around the site.

If you are interested in local volunteering opportunities on this and other sites please get in touch.​

Contact us

Anglers Country Park

Visitor Centre
Haw Park Lane

01924 860280