On a bright, windy day, a working party of the Friends of Haw Park Wood & Wintersett took to the water at Anglers Country Park. Their task for the day was to clear the islands of foliage, ready for the return of the nesting birds. Although the volunteers were issued with life jackets, thankfully these weren’t required. We now look forward to spring and seeing newly hatched wildfowl using these islands.
Facilities and visitor centre opening times. Free car parking with disabled bays. Visitor centre with Interpretative Officers who will provide information on local and national countryside and conservation issues. Cafe and Toilets. For opening times please open the following link: http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/sport-and-leisure/parks-and-countryside/parks/anglers-country-park
Haw Park Wood is 73 hectares of ancient woodland adjacent to Anglers Country Park near Wintersett and is only a short walk from the car park, but access can be gained from other points. Just 6km (4 miles) south east of Wakefield in the heart of West Yorkshire, Haw Park Wood gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. The Natural Environment Team manages the wood for its conservation and wildlife value, and as a valuable recreational and…
In November 2015 we were notified that we had been successful is applying to the Wakefield Council Neighbourhood Improvement Fund. This supported the purchase of two notice boards to be sited at the entrance to Anglers Country Park and in Haw Park Wood to publicise our activities.
In August The Friends were treated to a very interesting talk on bee keeping. The Friends of Fryston Wood group presented an illustrated talk about the hives they have installed adjacent to their local wood and demonstrated the ins and outs of producing honey. At the invitation of the Fryston Friends, four members of the FHPW&W group visited the hives two weeks later. The hives are situated adjacent to Fryston Wood in a secure area.