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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

This figure of eight walk links Heath Common, Walton Colliery Nature Park and part of Barnsley Canal, returning by Nature Dave's Trail and Doncaster Road. Some inclines and mainly good underfoot although there is a very long muddy patch so walking poles and gaiters recommended.  Please note the walk has been altered to avoid the muddiest sections.

Saturday, 6 April 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
133.8m / 439ft
Type:
circular

A short refreshment stop (or two) during the walk with lunch back at Walton Colliery Nature Park where there is a Heronry and lots of Cowslips. 

Optional visit to The King's Arms at Heath at the end.

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SE 35599 19701
Nearest postcode:
WF1 5SE
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Start time:
10:00 am

Meet Heath Common car park, Heath, Wakefield WF1 5SL  (Bus 186)

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