Lovely walk from Purston Park to Castle Syke Hill.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
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)
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
A moderately difficult circular walk on bridle paths, roadside pavements and field side footpaths. Some steps to climb.
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