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West Yorkshire (Wakefield) Anglers Country Park
Calder Wetlands
Hare Park Junction
Horbury Lagoons
Nostell Priory
Oakenshaw Colliery, Crofton
Old Royston
Pugneys Country Park
Sandal Magna
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Click to enlargeView across Pugneys Country Park towards the Emley Moor Transmitter from Sandal Castle.
© John S. Sargent 7th May 2010.
Click to enlargeThis footpath* runs alongside the River Calder on the southbank. Calder Island is on the northbank. The lake to the right is a disused quarry to the north of Pugneys Country Park. In former times, there was was an osier bed in this area. An osier bed is a place where willows are grown for basket making.
The motte of Sandal Castle is in the distance.
(* Public Right of Way Crigglestone No. 1, further on, it meeting footpath Wakefield No. 73)
© John S. Sargent 8th September 2009.
Click to enlarge The main lake at Pugneys Country Park. The Calder Wetlands stretch across the centre of the scene, separated from Pugneys by Denby Dale Road (A636)
(Bridleways Wakefield 70, 74 and 76 provide access to Pugneys from the vicinity of Sandal Castle.)
© John S. Sargent 7th May 2010.

Click to enlargeThis lake, north of the main lake, is a disused quarry It is now home to wildlife and used by anglers. To the east, the motte of Sandal Castle is on the horizon.
© John S. Sargent 8th September 2009.
Click to enlargeThe main lake, used for watersports. With the motte of Sandal Castle as a pimple on the horizon.
© John S. Sargent 30th December 2008.
Click to enlargePublic bridleway Wakefield 74 alongside Pugneys Drain. View towards Milnthorpe. Pugneys is just across the beck to the right (there is a footbridge).
© John S. Sargent 8th March 2010.
Click to enlargeTime to relax and enjoy the panoramic view of Pugneys Country Park and beyond. The M1 is not far away but, thankfully, not close enough to interfere with the peace of the moment.
© John S. Sargent 5th August 2010.
Click to enlargeThe northern end of Pugneys Country Park by the River Calder. The lake amongst the tree is an old gravel pit; it is adjacent to but not part of the country park. The old osier bed was to the left of the river. The bridge carries the A636 Denby Dale Road across the river. A public right of way (Crigglestone No. 1) runs along the bank from the bridge towards Portobello and the castle.
© John S. Sargent 5th August 2010.
Click to enlargeSandal Castle ruins with Pugneys Lake as the backdrop. 8th march 2011.  
Footpaths and Bridleways
For more information about public rights of way in the Wakefield district visit the official Wakefield website.


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