Purston Park to Castle Syke Hill

Lovely walk from Purston Park to Castle Syke Hill.

Technical sheet
No. 3759264
A Featherstone (West Yorkshire) walk posted on 06/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 06/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h30[?]
Distance Distance : 2.98mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 108ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 92ft
Highest point Highest point : 246ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 128ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Featherstone (West Yorkshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.672831° / W 1.350834°
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Description

Park in the car park opposite Purston Hall.

(D/A) Walk along the park boundary. Turn left between park benches and up the field hill to the main road. Cross the road and follow the public footpath past the Lodge on your right.

(1) Follow the Old Coach Road up to the top of Castle Syke Hill – fine panoramic views in all directions.

(2) Emerge onto Pontefract Road (A628), turn right and walk a short distance to the Water Tower – here you will find the famous Ackworth Plague Stone. Retrace your steps to the end of Coach Road and walk on the roadside pavement to the bottom of Castle Syke Hill.

(3) Turn left onto a field side footpath. Continue walking forward (path becomes narrow and at times quite overgrown). A stone path is evident in places. The path eventually joins Little Lane.

(4) Turn left and follow this road to the junction with Wentbridge Road. Turn left and follow Wentbridge Road back to Purston Park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 177ft - Purston Park
1 : mi 0.79 - alt. 210ft - Old Coach Road
2 : mi 1.26 - alt. 243ft - Pontefract Road (A628)
3 : mi 1.65 - alt. 138ft - Footpath
4 : mi 2.47 - alt. 197ft - Little Lane
D/A : mi 2.98 - alt. 177ft - Purston Park

Useful Information

A moderately difficult circular walk on bridle paths, roadside pavements and field side footpaths. Some steps to climb.

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