Walton Colliery Nature Park

Nice walk from Walton along railways and through Walton Colliery Nature Park.

Technical sheet
No. 3749724
A Walton (West Yorkshire)-1 walk posted on 05/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 05/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h10[?]
Distance Distance : 3.72km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 25m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 24m
Highest point Highest point : 46m
Lowest point Lowest point : 27m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Walton (West Yorkshire)-1
Starting point Starting point : N 53.650077° / W 1.461356°
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Description

The walk begins at Walton Sports & Social Club.

(D/A) Walk out of the car park and turn left and then immediately turn left again onto a gentle downhill path. At the bottom of the hill take the left hand path and walk along the field side path past the sports field. Pass through the hedge and onto a dirt road which services nearby allotments. Continue forward over a small stone bridge and on to School Lane beside the Manor House.

(1) Walk forward and walk under the two railway bridges and turn right onto Oakenshaw Lane. Walk on the roadside pavement passing under another railway bridge. Walk past Odd Things Shop & Caff on the right hand side (open Easter to September – call in for a coffee and a look round).

(2) Turn right into Chevet Terrace, pass under another railway bridge and down a long tarmac road past Woodyard Cottages Pass through the metal gates into Walton Colliery Nature Park. At the first junction of the broad paths, near the Barnsley Canal, bear right and walk between the two lakes and past the green milepost No 67 on the National Cycle Network on the Trans-Pennine Trail.

(3) On reaching the car park walk onto Shay Lane, turn right and walk on the roadside pavement back to the starting point.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 44m - Walton Sports & Social Club
1 : km 0.67 - alt. 46m - Two railway bridges
2 : km 1.48 - alt. 39m - Chevet Terrace
3 : km 2.82 - alt. 32m - Shay Lane
D/A : km 3.72 - alt. 44m - Walton Sports & Social Club

Useful Information

An easy, circular walk, mainly on good all-weather footpaths together with some roadside walking.
Food, Refreshments and toilets at the New Inn on Shay Lane.

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During the walk or to do/see around

Manor House built around 1867 as a Laundry School for Girls.
Many railway bridges in the area.
Nature Park was created from the spoil heaps of Walton Colliery.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Mon 05 Oct 2020 09:37:26 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 04/10/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Rather a lot of road walking involved. The Nature Reserve is very pleasant and you could enjoy more of it by parking in Chevet Terrace or Shay Lane car parks. The walk suggests parking in the Sports and Social Club Car Park but this is for members only. However, an excellent introduction to Walton Village.

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