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This 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)
[September 2009]

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Public bridleway Wakefield 74 alongside Pugneys Drain. View towards Milnthorpe. Pugneys is just across the beck to the right (there is a footbridge).
[March 2010]

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The 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.
[August 2010]

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Time 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.
[August 2010]

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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.)

[May 2010]

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View across Pugneys Country Park towards the Emley Moor Transmitter from Sandal Castle.
[May 2010]

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This 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.
[September 2009]

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Sandal Castle ruins with Pugneys Lake as the backdrop.
[March 2011]
[August 2010]

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The main lake, used for watersports. With the motte of Sandal Castle as a pimple on the horizon.
[December 2008]


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