If you fancy enjoying lunch al fresco, there's plenty of pretty picnic areas in and around Huddersfield.

From award-winning parks to atmospheric woodlands, reservoirs to country houses, you're never far from a scenic spot to enjoy some sandwichees.

Here's 10 pretty picnic spots for you to try:

1. Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

The fountain at Greenhead Park

This award-winning park is the perfect venue for a picnic on a sunny day - and even has a paddling pool for when you need to cool off!
Shoot hoops in the basketball court, play a set or two in the tennis courts, let the little ones loose in the play area, explore the conservatory and ornamental gardens or head to the skate park for an active day out.
A miniature railway also operates in the summer - alongside the live music, sports and other activities Greenhead Park has to offer.

2. Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Birstall

Oakwell Hall and Country Park is perfect for a picnic
Oakwell Hall and Country Park is perfect for a picnic

Tucked away in Birstall, Oakwell Hall is a sprawling country park boasting woodland trails and lots of wide open fields for football, rounders and cricket (all three of which you'll probably see being played in summer).

There's also an adventure playground and two educational visitor centres where youngsters can learn about the different wildlife that live in the park's woodlands and ponds.

An onsite cafe serves hot and cold food, drinks, cakes and ice creams - but there's plenty of space to enjoy a picnic too.

3. Ogden Water Country Park and Nature Reserve, Halifax

Take a stroll around the reservoir at Ogden Water and Country Park
Take a stroll around the reservoir at Ogden Water and Country Park

Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of Ogden Water Country Park and Nature Reserve, Halifax , and admire the scenic views of its 34-acre resevoir.

Pack a picnic, enjoy a hike and feed the park's wildfowl with duck food from the park's visitor centre.

The visitor centre, open 10.30am-3.15pm, also offers tea, coffee and baked treats, plus guides to woodland walks and other outdoor activities.

4. Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge

Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags
Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags

Located near Hebden Bridge, Hardcastle Crags is a National Trust-owned wooded valley boasting more than 400 acres of unspoiled woodlands.
Take a day to explore the Crags with the family to see winding streams, tumbling waterfalls and stacks of millstone grit, with more than 15 miles of footpaths to wander down.
The valley is also home to the Gibson Mill visitor centre, which tells the history of the valley over the last 200 years through interactive displays, dressing up, dance and exhibitions.

5. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

Visitors picnic in the sun at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Visitors picnic in the sun at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Known as the 'gallery without walls', this internationally renowned free attraction offers a wide range of sculptures and modern art scattered across 500 acres of 18th century parkland.
Based in the grounds of Bretton Hall, Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park also features five indoor galleries to compliment the inspiring artwork that dominates the landscape.
Entry is free but car parking charges apply: £8 for a full day, £5 for 1-2 hours and £2.50 for up to an hour.

6. Castle Hill, Huddersfield

A morning stroll at Castle Hill

One of Huddersfield's most popular attractions, Castle Hill stands more than 900 feet above sea level and offers spectacular views for a scenic al fresco lunch! The site, a scheduled ancient monument, also features Victoria Tower , which is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, noon-4.30pm, from May 3 to July 19, then every day from July 19 to August 31.

Admission to the tower costs £1.75 for adults, 50p for children and £3.50 for families (two adults, two children). Kirklees Passport holders go free.

7. Shibden Park, Halifax

Shibden Hall, Halifax
Shibden Hall, Halifax

Further afield, Shibden Park is popular for picnicking. From boating on the Mere to riding the model railway or exploring the historic Shibden Hall , this Halifax park has plenty to keep the family busy. The park also an adventure playground, with rowing boats and paddleboats available for hire for use on the park's lake.

8. Beaumont Park, Huddersfield

Head to Beaumont Park for a picnic
Head to Beaumont Park for a picnic

The second of Huddersfield's listed, Green Flag Award-winning parks, Beaumont is the town's oldest and features two play areas, woodland walks, viewing areas and a pond, waterfall, and fountain. Perfect for a picnic or a woodland walk on a sunny day, Beaumont Park continues to attract visitors from Huddersfield and beyond. The park is in Crosland Moor , Huddersfield.

9. Manor Heath Park, Halifax

Manor Heath Park, Halifax
Manor Heath Park, Halifax

This Halifax park has bagged both Green Flag and Yorkshire in Bloom awards, and boasts a woodland walk, park trail, wildflower area and more - perfect for a family picnic. The former site of its grand manor house, demolished in 1959, is now a sunken garden, with a picturesque walled garden to boot.

You can also check out the Jungle Experience tropical oasis, packed with fish, quail, terrapin and butterflies. The Jungle Experience and its accompanying Walled Garden is open seven days a week, 10am-4pm. Admission is £1 per person, with under 5s free.

10. Roundhay Park, Leeds

Roundhay, Leeds
Roundhay, Leeds

If you fancy a jaunt over to Leeds you can enjoy your lunch in the UK's second largest city park, Roundhay Park. With 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens, you could spend the entire day exploring and still have places left to visit.
Another draw is Tropical World - an exotic haven of fish, birds, lizards, butterflies, snakes, spiders, turtles and an adorable meerkat enclosure.