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Wakefield and District Ramblers Group

We are the Wakefield and District Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

We start from Walton Colliery Nature Park (free car parking) for a wander around the lakes and see over-wintering birds.  From there through the sports fields and past the nature ponds.  Into Crofton and past its most notable conservation building.  From there along disused rail lines to the Anglers Country Park, more birds.  The into Haw Park and back to Walton alongside the disused canal.

 

Saturday, 23 December 2023
Start time:
10:15 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Please note we always stop for a picnic lunch regardless of walk length so do bring a drink and food.

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SE 36400 17601
Nearest postcode:
WF2 6PR
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Start time:
10:15 am

Meet Walton Colliery Nature Park car park, Shay Lane, Walton, WF2 6PR

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking