From Crofton Community Centre to Foulby

Much of the walk takes place over an area of restored opencast mineral workings.

Technical sheet
No. 3755445
A Crofton walk posted on 06/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 06/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h55[?]
Distance Distance : 3.03km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 16m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 16m
Highest point Highest point : 74m
Lowest point Lowest point : 55m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Crofton
Starting point Starting point : N 53.651244° / W 1.413003°
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Description

Start at Crofton Community Centre.

(D/A) Walk on the new, broad path opposite the blue wheel past the Rugby Football Field and onto Spring Lane. Turn right and follow a good path and up a gentle hill.

(1) At the top of the hill, just before the house on your left, turn right and walk along a narrow path. After about 100m continue right on the main path which winds up a gentle hill through a plantation. The path then descends. Continue to a water area – this is The Willows.

(2) Walk past the broad kidney shaped lake. At the crossroads turn right onto a broad track and walk to the top of Low Hill. Continue straight ahead past the playing fields.

(3) Follow the path along a ridge to the end of Middle Road. Turn right at the houses and return to the Community Centre.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 71m - Community Centre
1 : km 1.05 - alt. 63m - Foulby Farm
2 : km 1.65 - alt. 56m - Upper Lake
3 : km 2.78 - alt. 72m - Ridge
D/A : km 3.03 - alt. 71m - Community Centre

Useful Information

A moderate circular walk, mainly on field side footpaths and roadside pavements.

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During the walk or to do/see around

The Willows is a water area to the south of The Upper Lake of Nostell Priory.

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