The Stanley Ferry Pub to Park Hill

Nice walk along Aire and Calder Navigation and Park Hill.

Technical sheet
No. 3655419
A West Yorkshire walk posted on 24/07/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 24/07/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h55[?]
Distance Distance : 3.21km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 12m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 12m
Highest point Highest point : 33m
Lowest point Lowest point : 19m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : West Yorkshire
Starting point Starting point : N 53.701618° / W 1.463422°
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Description

(D/A) Start in the car park at the Stanley Ferry Pub. Walk around the pub to the bottom car park and enter the canal towpath via the path in the bottom right corner.

(1) Cross the metal footbridge (Ramsden’s Bridge) – and turn right. Continue on the canal side as far as Harrison’s Bridge.

(2) Cross the bridge and turn right immediately in front of the metal barrier and walk diagonally across the field (gentle climb) to the top of Park Hill where there is a picnic area.

(3) Walk down the track bearing left at the fork passing a high electricity pylon on your right. At the next pylon, bear left and follow the dirt road to the lake. Bear right and follow the track between two lakes.

(4) At the junction of Balk Avenue turn right onto a narrow green path alongside the lake. Keep right at the fork. This passes through a lightly wooded area and emerges onto the canal towpath at Ramsden’s Bridge. Turn left and walk back along the canal towpath back to the start point.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 21m - Stanley Ferry Pub
1 : km 0.24 - alt. 21m - Metal footbridge
2 : km 1.26 - alt. 25m - Bridge
3 : km 1.62 - alt. 32m
4 : km 2.5 - alt. 20m - Junction of Balk Avenue
D/A : km 3.21 - alt. 21m - Stanley Ferry Pub

Useful Information

An easy, circular walk, on flat ground and mainly on good all-weather footpaths and canal towpath.

The Stanley Ferry Pub – food, refreshments, toilets and childrens’ play area.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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