St Swithuns to Broadreach Lock

An easy circular walk, mainly all-weather footpaths together with some field walking.

Technical sheet
No. 3649614
A West Yorkshire walk posted on 23/07/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 23/07/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 1.93mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 92ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 92ft
Highest point Highest point : 187ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 79ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : West Yorkshire
Starting point Starting point : N 53.689408° / W 1.479546°
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Description

(D/A) Start at the St Swithuns Centre on Arncliffe Road. Car parking behind the centre or on the roadside. From the entrance, turn left and walk down Arncliffe Road.

(1) Take the second turn on the left and walk between the houses into the bus terminus. Turn right and walk down Windhill Road. Turn left onto Gisburn Road and immediately turn right onto a green path which opens out into open countryside.

(2) Cross the open area and cross over the new link road and pass over the canal via Welbeck Lane Bridge. Turn right onto the Trans Pennine Trail and either walk on the broad track or move down to the canal towpath via a set of wooden steps. Walk as far as the next bridge at Broadreach Lock.

(3) Cross over the bridge and continue forward on the grass path to the new link road. Cross the new link road and follow the broad path bearing right. Walk along the path, through the trees to the end and turn left and walk onto Park Lodge Lane.

(4) Walk up the hill past the houses and turn right into Warmfield View, walking past Wakefield City Academy on your right to the end of the road. Turn left into Arncliffe Road and return to the Centre.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 171ft - St Swithuns Centre on Arncliffe Road
1 : mi 0.2 - alt. 154ft
2 : mi 0.63 - alt. 92ft - Old shaft
3 : mi 1.04 - alt. 79ft - Bridge
4 : mi 1.53 - alt. 167ft - Hill
D/A : mi 1.93 - alt. 171ft - St Swithuns Centre on Arncliffe Road

Useful Information

Walking down steps to the canal towpath is included but an alternative easier route is available.
Refreshments and toilets available in the St Swithuns Community Centre.

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

Park Hill Colliery occupied part of the walk area. It closed in 1980.
If you have time, extend your walk to include the Southern Washlands Nature Reserve.

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