Circular Walk via North Elmsall Church

A short circular walk from Upton Country Park car park.

Technical sheet
No. 3769160
A Upton (West Yorkshire) walk posted on 07/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 07/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 2.84mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 66ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 69ft
Highest point Highest point : 203ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 115ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Upton (West Yorkshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.613529° / W 1.278606°
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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 right. Pass through a kissing gate and onto the old railway track.

(1) Turn right and walk straight ahead turning first left and walk through a metal gate. Walk down to the edge of the farmer’s field and follow the diagonal field path up a gentle slope. Climb over the stile and walk across the field (please be aware horses are loose in this field). Continue forward to the stone wall, climb over the wall via the stone steps to North Elmsall Church.

(2) Walk past the church, (note the old milestone post on your left) to the main road and turn right. Cross the main road and walk ahead passing the Dog Kennels/ Cattery on your right.

(3) At the roundabout cross the A638 and then cross the B6474 road, bear right through a red barrier onto the broad track. Walk down the lane and then continue up a slight incline to the end of the tree line.

(4) Turn right onto a fieldside path and continue until you encounter the old railway track, turn right and walk to the main road. Cross over the road and follow the bridleway until it meets the A638.

(5) Cross over the A638 and head for the house in front of you. Turn right just before the house. Walk through the metal gate and along this section of the old railway back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 184ft - Upton Country Park car park
1 : mi 0.05 - alt. 177ft - Old railway track
2 : mi 0.32 - alt. 200ft - North Elmsall Church
3 : mi 0.6 - alt. 194ft - Roundabout
4 : mi 1.32 - alt. 115ft - Field
5 : mi 2.3 - alt. 190ft - A638
D/A : mi 2.84 - alt. 180ft - Upton Country Park car park

Useful Information

A moderate circular walk on good all-weather footpaths with some field walking (can become muddy in wet weather). Climbing over stiles is involved.

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

North Elmsall Church exterior and interior.
Old railway track is part of a 13 mile network of footpaths joining South Elmsall, South Kirkby and Upton (SESKU).

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