Lovely walk from Walton to Haw Park using Trans-Pennine Trail.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) The walk begins at Walton Sports & Social Club. Walk out of the car park and cross Shay Lane and walk down the side of Canal Cottage which is on your left (follow sign for Trans-Pennine Trail)
(1) At the end of the built up area, you will see a high stone wall on your left which is the boundary of Waterton Park. Continue on the path to the Golf Club House.
(2) Walk past the Golf Club House on your right and under the stone bridge. Continue walking straight forward.
(3) Follow the towpath to where the path splits just before Haw Park Bridge. Leave the towpath and take the right hand fork up a slight incline. Walk through a small wooded area until the paths split. Take the left fork and turn left across the bridge. Turn right down a broad path.
(4) At the fork continue straight ignoring the route signposted to Anglers Country Park. Follow the path through the barrier into Haw Park Wood and take the path on your right after approximately 10 metres. Walk through the wood keeping right and head for the steps and wooden bridge.
(5) Cross the bridge and turn right onto the canal towpath. Continue back to Haw Park Bridge. Walk under the bridge and past the fork. Retrace your steps back to the start.(D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 44m - Walton Sports & Social Club
1 : km 0.5 - alt. 50m - End of the built up area
2 : km 0.95 - alt. 60m - Golf Club House
3 : km 1.41 - alt. 66m - Towpath
4 : km 1.62 - alt. 64m - Fork
5 : km 2.31 - alt. 58m - Bridge
D/A : km 4.71 - alt. 44m - Walton Sports & Social Club
An easy, circular walk, mainly on all-weather footpaths.
Food, drinks and toilets are available at the New Inn on Shay Lane.
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