From Crofton Community Centre to Windmill Hill & Foulby

Nice walk with superb views of the East Pennines from the top of Windmill Hill.

Technical sheet
No. 3755215
A Crofton walk posted on 06/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 06/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h15[?]
Distance Distance : 4.18km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 15m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 15m
Highest point Highest point : 86m
Lowest point Lowest point : 61m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Crofton
Starting point Starting point : N 53.651227° / W 1.412841°
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Description

Start at Crofton Community Centre.

(D/A) Walk down Middle Lane and turn right. Walk along Santingley Lane in the direction of Crofton Centre, and turn right into Priory Ridge.

(1) Just before the mini roundabout, turn right through an opening in the fence which marks the start of the field path. Walk on the field path to the end of the houses and continue forward on the path across the field to the first hedge row.

(2) Turn left and follow the field boundary with the hedge on your right. Pass through the hedge and continue to follow the field side path boundary until it emerges onto Towers Lane.

(3) Turn right and walk along Towers Lane and onto Doncaster Road. Cross the road and turn right. Walk past a restaurant and the houses on your left and then re-cross the road at Foulby Farm Track.

(4) Walk down the track and follow the footpath fingerpost onto a narrow but good path. Keep forward on this path downhill back to Spring Lane. Turn left at Middle Lane back to the Community Centre.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 71m - Community Centre
1 : km 0.49 - alt. 78m - Mini-roundabout
2 : km 0.94 - alt. 68m - Field boundary
3 : km 1.62 - alt. 79m - Towers Lane
4 : km 2.62 - alt. 61m - Foulby Farm Track
D/A : km 4.18 - alt. 71m - Community Centre

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A moderately difficult, circular walk mainly on field paths and roadside pavements.

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