Nice and easy walk passing by The Walton War Memorial and using mostly the Wakefield Way.
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.
The walk begins at Walton Sports & Social Club.
(D/A) Walk out of the car park and turn right. Walk past the New Inn on your right and cross at the pedestrian crossing and walk towards the War Memorial. Turn left into The Balk.
(1) Walk down The Balk as far as No 48 on the right hand side. You will see a narrow footpath in the gap between No 48 and No 50. Walk down this path to a stile. Climb over the stile and walk diagonally across the meadow (please note there are horses loose in this field) to a second stile which gives access to a broad farm track.
(2) Turn right and follow the track between Overtown Grange Farm and Rose Farm. Climb over stile No 3 and walk across a narrow field to stile No 4. Continue forward to stile No 5. Continue on the field edge over stile No 6 to the housing estate (The end house on the edge of the field has a model railway).
(3) Turn left and walk downhill to the footbridge over the railway. Climb over stile No 7 (concrete steps in a stone wall) to access Common Lane. Turn right and walk along Common Lane up a slight hill. Turn right into Shay Lane and walk back to the start point.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 144ft - Walton Sports & Social Club
1 : mi 0.32 - alt. 197ft - The Balk
2 : mi 0.56 - alt. 217ft - Track between Overtown Grange Farm and Rose Farm
3 : mi 0.86 - alt. 203ft - Wakefield Way
D/A : mi 1.62 - alt. 144ft - Walton Sports & Social Club
A moderately difficult, circular walk, mainly on good all-weather footpaths together with some roadside walking (many stiles and a railway bridge to be climbed).
Food, drinks and toilets are available at the New Inn on Shay Lane.
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
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