Ferrybridge Community Centre around Brotherton Marshes

A short circular walk along River Aire and through open fields.

Technical sheet
No. 3766262
A West Yorkshire walk posted on 07/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 07/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h25[?]
Distance Distance : 2.97mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 16ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 16ft
Highest point Highest point : 52ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 26ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : West Yorkshire
Starting point Starting point : N 53.713827° / W 1.268072°
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Description

Start at the Ferrybridge Community Centre.

(D/A) Walk past the Memorial toward the main road. Cross the main road, walk past the Golden Lion Pub and continue up the slight hill to the old stone bridge.

(1) Walk over the old stone bridge designed by John Carra. Continue under the viaduct and then take the left path. Walk across the fields on a broad green path to a small wooden bridge over Marsh Drain.

(2) Do not cross the bridge but turn right and follow the fieldside path alongside the Marsh Drain. Continue on this path and turn right between the second and third pylon. Walk on the field path towards the tower of Knottingley Parish Church and the river.

(3) At the river bank turn right and follow the path to the King’s Mill and the Weir. Continue on the riverside path back to the viaduct and retrace your steps over the old river bridge and back to the Community Centre. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 43ft - Ferrybridge Community Centre
1 : mi 0.23 - alt. 52ft - Old stone bridge
2 : mi 0.59 - alt. 30ft - Bridge
3 : mi 1.6 - alt. 33ft - River bank
D/A : mi 2.97 - alt. 43ft - Ferrybridge Community Centre

Useful Information

An easy, circular walk, mainly on good all-weather footpaths with some field walking. Climbing stiles is involved. Take care where the path passes close to the river.

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