These are all the beauty spots in Wakefield that have reopened to visitors
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Whether you fancy a nice stroll in the park or want to get back to your fitness regime, there's nothing like a trip to the great outdoors.
Some popular favourites, including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, remain closed at this time, but these are all the natural beauty spots in the district that are currently allowing visitors.
Please remember to abide by social distancing rules if you choose to visit any of the below locations, as well as any guidance from staff and volunteers on your visit.
⚫ National Trust Nostell
Nostell remains closed to most visitors, though a small number of visitors will be allowed if they pre-book parking via the Nostell website.
In a statement on their website, the National Trust said: "We've reduced the number of people we can welcome to our car park to ensure the safety of our visitors. We ask that you book your car parking space in advance. Sadly if you don't pre-book, you’ll be turned away, even if you're a member."
⚫ Anglers Country Park
Anglers Country Park has reopened to visitors, but the toilets, visitors centre and other amenities remain closed. People are asked to follow social distancing guidelines in the car park and wider area. Free parking is in place until the end of the month.
⚫ Hemsworth Water Park
Hemsworth Town Council have also
⚫ Sandal Castle
The car park at Sandal Castle has reopened, though the cafe and toilet facilities remain closed. The area should be used for
⚫ Pugneys Country Park
Like all Wakefield Council-run parks, Pugneys' car park is now reopen, but all amenities, including toilets and cafes, remain closed. Free parking is in place until the end of the month.
⚫ Thornes Park
Thornes Park car park has been reopened, and visitors are welcomed for exercise, sunbathing and picnicking. However, the council asks that visitors abide by social distancing rules. The stadium also remains closed after it was damaged in a fire earlier this year.
⚫ Newmillerdam Country Park
A favourite with families, Newmillerdam has also reopened. Parking at the site will be free until the end of the month, but social distancing guidelines should be followed at all times.
⚫ Parks and Country parks
Wakefield Council has reopened the car parks at all of their parks and country parks, but are urging people to follow social distancing measures. All other amenities, including toilets, visitor centres and cafes, remain closed.
The full list of parks is as follows: Alverthorpe Meadows and Wrenthorpe Park, Bullcarr-Mires, Fitzwilliam Country Park, Haw Park Wood, Heath Common, Newmillerdam Country Park, Notton Wood, Pontefract Park, Seckar Wood, Southern Washlands Nature Corridor, Stanley Marsh, Upton Country Park and Walton Colliery Nature Park.
Something missing? If you notice a park (or other beauty spot) missing from this list, please email [email protected]. Thank you!
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