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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
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Overview

From South Kirkby we make our way over the fields to Broad Lane (this first section can be muddy, unfortunately) and up to High Lane with its splendid open views.
Clayton makes a good spot for a late elevenses, and a short section of the Barnsley Boundary Walk takes us back to High Lane where we pick up the Wakefield Way to Howell Wood Country Park.
Our route back then follows in reverse the original (2004) proposed line of the Wakefield Way, past the pond and icehouse, through Howell Wood and along the permissive footpath to Bird Lane, a pleasant track which returns us to Broad Lane and South Kikby

5 stiles (no bad ones!) 

Saturday, 9 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
11.3km / 7.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SE 44981 10910
Nearest postcode:
WF9 3LJ
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Start time:
10:30 am

Meet car park, Grove Drive (off White Apron Street), opposite Grove Avenue, South Kirkby, WF9 3LE

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