Whether it’s a thrilling bike ride, adventurous horse ride or a relaxing stroll you’re after you’ll find Walton Colliery Nature Park the perfect place to be.
Located 3 miles south east of Wakefield, Walton Colliery Nature Park consists of lakes and ponds, woodland and grassland and also a section of the Barnsley Canal.
Follow the Trans Pennine Trail north from Haw Park Wood and you’ll come across this former colliery site with its ponds, grassland, wildlife and a good path network.
This park is 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. The park boasts a variety of wildflowers including southern marsh orchids.
Look out for the information boards throughout the park to learn more about the area and wildlife that call the park their home.
The Trans Pennine Trail and the National Cycle Route 67 cross through the park.
Horse riders are also welcome – please use the designated routes through the park.
Car parking is available at the Shay Lane entrance with limited parking at the Oakenshaw Viaduct entrance.