Airedale Square via Well Wood

A nice and easy circular walk around Airedale Square.

Technical sheet
No. 3759576
A West Yorkshire walk posted on 06/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 06/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h25[?]
Distance Distance : 2.82mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 121ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 118ft
Highest point Highest point : 197ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 75ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : West Yorkshire
Starting point Starting point : N 53.723967° / W 1.314796°
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Description

Start in the Square in Airedale. Plenty of free parking.

(D/A) Walk along Fryston Road passing Tesco Express on your left. After a short distance turn right into Elizabeth Drive at the Church. Walk along Elizabeth Drive and then turn right into Watling Road. Walk past Oyster Park Primary School on your right and continue to the end of Watling Road. Walk onto a signed bridle path.

(1) Walk on this path to its intersection with Wheldale Lane (a broad dirt track). Turn left and walk down Whedale Lane to the corner of Well Wood.

(2) Walk diagonally into the wood on a narrow, grassy path until it intersects with two main paths. Take the second path, turn right and continue to allotment fences.

(3) Turn left and walk along the main path keeping allotments on your right until you reach the barrier. Pass between houses into St Andrew’s Road.

(4) Turn right and walk into Dunderdale Crescent then right again to Elizabeth Drive. Turn left into Fryston Road and walk back to the Square.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 194ft - Square
1 : mi 1.11 - alt. 95ft - Wheldale Lane
2 : mi 1.54 - alt. 85ft - Well Wood
3 : mi 1.82 - alt. 75ft - St Andrew’s Road
4 : mi 2.05 - alt. 125ft - Dunderdale Crescent
D/A : mi 2.82 - alt. 197ft - Square

Useful Information

An easy, circular walk, mainly on roadside pavements and good all-weather footpaths.

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During the walk or to do/see around

The Airedale Centre (including Library & Café) – toilets and refreshments available.
Note the design of Holy Cross Church.

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