Ferrybridge Medical Centre to Brotherton Church

Lovely circular walk along the River Aire from Ferrybridge.

Technical sheet
No. 3765770
A West Yorkshire walk posted on 07/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 07/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h10[?]
Distance Distance : 2.51mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 49ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 52ft
Highest point Highest point : 92ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 23ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : West Yorkshire
Starting point Starting point : N 53.713826° / W 1.268066°
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Description

Start at the Ferrybridge Community Centre.

(D/A) Walk past the Memorial towards 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 Carr. Turn left and bear left and walk down the riverside green path and keep left until the path swings away from the river.

(2) Follow the path between two pylons and exit the field through a gate onto Low St. Keep left and walk up a gentle hill to Brotherton Church. Opposite the church gate, cross the road and walk ahead on a tarmac path past the War Memorial and through the graveyard. Cross over two footbridges (railway and A1 road) and cross the main road.

(3) Walk into Sutton Lane. Continue to the end of the houses. Turn right at the public footpath sign and follow a narrow downhill footpath at the side of the houses.

(4) Continue to cross open fields, over the Marsh Drainage Ditch and across a wooden bridge. Turn right and walk diagonally across the field.

(5) Walk under the Viaduct and over the old stone bridge back to the start point.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 43ft - Ferrybridge Community Centre
1 : mi 0.23 - alt. 52ft - Old stone bridge
2 : mi 0.48 - alt. 49ft - Two pylons
3 : mi 1.31 - alt. 79ft - Sutton Lane
4 : mi 1.78 - alt. 56ft - Open fields
5 : mi 2.2 - alt. 43ft - Viaduct
D/A : mi 2.51 - alt. 43ft - Ferrybridge Community Centre

Useful Information

A moderately difficult walk, mainly on good all-weather footpaths together with some field walking. Climbing stiles is involved. Take care where the path passes close to the river.

Refreshments and toilets at the Golden Lion Pub. Refreshments at the Bap and Bean Sandwich Bar.

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

Pottery Lane is the site of the former Knottingley Pottery Factory.
The Old Stone Bridge and Toll Bridge House are interesting features of the area.

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