Circular Walk on the site of Upton Colliery

A short circular walk from Upton Country Park car park.

Technical sheet
No. 3769097
A Upton (West Yorkshire) walk posted on 07/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 07/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 1.33mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 43ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 43ft
Highest point Highest point : 226ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 174ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Upton (West Yorkshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.613563° / W 1.278575°
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Description

Start at Upton Country Park car park.

(D/A) Pass through a metal gate at the end of the metal railings and turn left. Continue straight ahead up a gentle hill following the path between the wood and the lake. Continue walking to the top of the hill passing a large, modern school building on your left.

(1) At the top of the hill, keep right and walk round the back of the hill keeping inside the perimeter fence. The path swings gently to the right. Continue forward following the perimeter fence of the football field.

(2) Continue forward on the footpath until you reach the red pit winding wheel. (Visit the memorial garden to Jim Greenwood - detailed notes on information board). Continue forward on the main path. At the next junction of paths, bear diagonally right and walk down the hill. Just before a small bridged pond at the crossroads of paths, turn left and continue forward.

(3) Just before the kissing gate turn right, cross the stone bridge and turn immediately left and walk along the lake side back to the car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 184ft - Upton Country Park car park
1 : mi 0.51 - alt. 226ft - Top of the hill
2 : mi 0.8 - alt. 213ft - Red pit winding wheel
3 : mi 1.16 - alt. 177ft - Kissing gate
D/A : mi 1.33 - alt. 184ft - Upton Country Park car park

Useful Information

An easy, circular walk on good all-weather footpaths around the perimeter of a pretty area of reclaimed land formerly Upton Colliery.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Upton Colliery was opened in 1927 and closed in 1964.
The lake is popular with anglers for its Bream and Carp.
The site has extensive wild flower meadows which are at their best in June.

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