Shay Lane to Haw Park Bridge

Lovely walk from Walton to Haw Park using Trans-Pennine Trail.

Technical sheet
No. 3748696
A Walton (West Yorkshire)-1 walk posted on 05/08/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 05/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h25[?]
Distance Distance : 2.92mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 105ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 82ft
Highest point Highest point : 217ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 144ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Walton (West Yorkshire)-1
Starting point Starting point : N 53.650093° / W 1.461362°
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Description

(D/A) The walk begins at Walton Sports & Social Club. Walk out of the car park and cross Shay Lane and walk down the side of Canal Cottage which is on your left (follow sign for Trans-Pennine Trail)

(1) At the end of the built up area, you will see a high stone wall on your left which is the boundary of Waterton Park. Continue on the path to the Golf Club House.

(2) Walk past the Golf Club House on your right and under the stone bridge. Continue walking straight forward.

(3) Follow the towpath to where the path splits just before Haw Park Bridge. Leave the towpath and take the right hand fork up a slight incline. Walk through a small wooded area until the paths split. Take the left fork and turn left across the bridge. Turn right down a broad path.

(4) At the fork continue straight ignoring the route signposted to Anglers Country Park. Follow the path through the barrier into Haw Park Wood and take the path on your right after approximately 10 metres. Walk through the wood keeping right and head for the steps and wooden bridge.

(5) Cross the bridge and turn right onto the canal towpath. Continue back to Haw Park Bridge. Walk under the bridge and past the fork. Retrace your steps back to the start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 144ft - Walton Sports & Social Club
1 : mi 0.31 - alt. 164ft - End of the built up area
2 : mi 0.59 - alt. 197ft - Golf Club House
3 : mi 0.88 - alt. 217ft - Towpath
4 : mi 1.01 - alt. 210ft - Fork
5 : mi 1.44 - alt. 190ft - Bridge
D/A : mi 2.92 - alt. 144ft - Walton Sports & Social Club

Useful Information

An easy, circular walk, mainly on all-weather footpaths.
Food, drinks and toilets are available at the New Inn on Shay Lane.

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The Barnsley Canal was opened in the 18th Century to carry coal to Heath. A number of buildings and streets have names referring to the canal.

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