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Mar 27, 2012 - Wakefield

Another glorious day – we are so lucky with the weather! After sorting out a few travel plans on-line we walked across the field again and took the other direction to Pugney’s Water Park. Sue had a bit of lunch at the café and then we walked around the lake. There were lots of people with children and dogs, all enjoying the sunshine with a few venturing onto the lake in paddle boats. There was no wind for wind-surfing or sailing though. After our circumnavigation we headed for the village and found The New Inn for a cold beer (and soda)...

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Mar 26, 2012 - Wakefield

Today we drove from Castle Howard to Broadlands Farm Park (WF4 3BJ) in Durkar, Wakefield, stopping to stock up at Sainsbury’s on the way. Broadlands is a peaceful, adults only site and we found it is not far from Sandal Castle where we were just a couple of weeks ago. As it was a beautiful day, we went for a walk across the field at the back of the park and across to the local ASDA shopping centre. We found a pub, The Star, and had a quiet drink before walking back again to our lamb chops dinner.

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Mar 11, 2012 - Wakefield

After a sleep-in and bacon sandwiches for breakfast, Tony again took us sightseeing – first to Sandal Castle, the remains of a 13th century castle which has been excavated but left as ruins, best known for the Battle of Wakefield fought here in 1460 during the Wars of the Roses. The view from there was 360º for miles overlooking parkland, cities and the River Calder. From there we drove to Newmillerdam Country Park where we had a very pleasant stroll around the lake. Then we had another scenic drive through rural roads to Huddersfield where...

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Mar 10, 2012 - Wakefield

The day began full of sunshine and after Jude served us a magnificent cooked breakfast, we were driven in style in Tony’s Jaguar to see some local sights. We went first to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Bretton House which is part of the 500 acres of the 18th century Bretton Estate. There were many interesting sculptures on display and it reminded us of the sculpture trail on Waiheke Island. We had drinks (dandilion and burdock) at the gallery café, then drove on to Cannon Hall Farm. The museum with its Royal Hussars regimental museum...

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Mar 9, 2012 - Wakefield

This morning we phoned Carole (sister of Sue’s brother Paul’s partner, Helen) who we just discovered lives close by where we are staying. She very kindly came to pick us up during her lunch time and took us to a café in Poynton for a coffee and a bite to eat. We had a lovely chance to catch up on family news and get some more local area travel tips. We left the camp site and headed for Wakefield, near Leeds, to find sister-in-law Jude. After bypassing Manchester city on the M60 then crossing the Yorkshire moors on the M62, we arrived at...

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