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About Ackworth

Ackworth is a large village with approximately 7000 inhabitants, within the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Situated on the river Went at the historically important crossroads of the Barnsley to Pontefract road and the Doncaster to Wakefield road. Ackworth was on the pathway linking the prosperous Heavy Woollen District of the West Riding of Yorkshire with the A1 and London.

The vibrant, thriving community offers a wide range of housing types as well as being home to many small businesses. Ackworth is an ideal base for commuting to Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster and further afield with Fitzwilliam station giving access to mainline stations for cross country journeys and also London and Edinburgh.

Ackworth has a number of educational options for children and young people including local authority primary schools, independent schools and various pre-school groups.

The village is self-sufficient with a wide range of retail outlets (supermarket, independent stores, butcher, baker, hairdressers etc), medical facilities including state of the art doctors and dentists surgeries, with the varied pubs, clubs and restaurants offering a choice of eating options and entertainment including live music.

Ackworth is home to many sporting clubs, ranging from cricket to tennis and football to karate, catering for both children and adults.

Pilates and Yoga classes are on offer along with many other leisure time courses such as needlework, photography, art classes and a book club.

Ackworth Parish Council supports many of these clubs and organisations, including Ackworth Community Library; as well as having responsibility for community facilities such as the allotments, play areas, community halls and playing fields.

More detailed information about Ackworth and its facilities can be found in this website or go to our Contact Us page.