Heath Common

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Heath, Wakefield

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  • Accessibility & Facilities

    • Family friendly venue
  • Opening Hours

    Monday

    Open 24 hours

    Tuesday

    Open 24 hours

    Wednesday

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    Thursday

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    Friday

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    Saturday

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    Sunday

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Heath Common

Located 1.5 miles east of Wakefield the village of Heath lies within the registered Common, a large grassland with areas of scrub, and is a conservation area of historic and architectural importance. The Trans Pennine Trail runs along the western edge of the Common. The Common has been open land for hundreds of years, with enclosure fought against by people including the local naturalist Charles Waterton. It gained registered common status in the late 19th century. The two ponds offer homes to frogs, toads and smooth newts. Look out for predators such as kestrels and sparrowhawks above your heads.