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Wakefield Way

W Yorkshire

121 km / 75 miles
A 75 mile circular walking route around the Wakefield Metropolitan District, visiting Wintersett Reservoir, Newmillerdam, Woolley, Bretton Hall, Bank Wood, Horbury Bridge, River Calder, Gawthorpe, Bottom Boat, Stanley Ferry, Aire & Calder Navigation Canal, Pontefract Park and East Hardwick.
UPDATE MARCH 2021 - The route for this LDP passes through the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, using permissive footpaths. We have been advised that the Yorkshire Sculpture Park have recently started charging a fee of 6 to use these permissive footpaths.
Alternative arrangements may want to be made to avoid these charges. The Ramblers Yorkshire website below suggests an alternative option passing through the village of West Bretton.
It is not proposed to amend our GPX files at the present time.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SE374154 - Wintersett Reservoir Visitor Centre, Wakefield, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2005
Web Sites: Wakefield Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Wakefield Way - Horbury Bridge to Castleford  (West Riding Area Ramblers  - 2018 ) Download
External download Wakefield Way - Castleford to South Emsall  (West Riding Area Ramblers  - 2018 ) Download
External download Wakefield Way - South Emsall to Hemsworth Bypass  (West Riding Area Ramblers  - 2018 ) Download
External download Wakefield Way - Anglers Country Park to Horbury Bridge  (West Riding Area Ramblers  - 2018 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 104, 105, 110, 111
OS Landranger Active 104, 105, 110, 111
OS Explorer 278, 279, 288, 289
OS Explorer Active 278, 279, 288, 289

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Route Profile:

120.8 km (75.1 miles)
1,551 m (5,089 ft) ascent
170 m (558 ft)  maximum height

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