The Stanley Ferry Pub to Southern Wahslands Reserve

A walk in Southern Washlands Nature Reserve with its lakes, beautiful trees, wildlife and excellent views of the River Calder.

Technical sheet
No. 3656285
A West Yorkshire walk posted on 24/07/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 24/07/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h15[?]
Distance Distance : 2.75mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 13ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 13ft
Highest point Highest point : 82ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 59ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : West Yorkshire
Starting point Starting point : N 53.701598° / W 1.463383°
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Description

(D/A) Start in the car park at the Stanley Ferry Pub. Walk around the pub to the bottom car park and enter the canal towpath via the path in the bottom right corner.

(1) Cross the metal footbridge (Ramsdens Bridge) and turn right onto a tarmac road. Continue on the canal side as far as Harrisons Bridge.

(2) Enter the Nature Reserve through a gated path and bear left along a narrow tree lined green path. Follow the path in a gentle arc through the beautiful woodland area between a large lake and the River Calder.

(3) Pause at Kirkthorpe Weir and enjoy the superb view upstream. Continue forward on the path to Broadreach Lock and spend some time looking at the lock area. Then walk under the bridge on the canal towpath back to Harrison’s Bridge.

(4) Cross over the bridge, turn right and follow the Trans Pennine Trail North (67) eventually joining the canal towpath back to the Stanley Ferry Pub.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 69ft - The Stanley Ferry Pub
1 : mi 0.15 - alt. 69ft - Ramsdens Bridge
2 : mi 0.78 - alt. 82ft - Entrance of the Nature Reserve
3 : mi 1.16 - alt. 72ft - Kirkthorpe Weir
4 : mi 1.62 - alt. 75ft - Bridge
D/A : mi 2.75 - alt. 69ft - The Stanley Ferry Pub

Useful Information

The Stanley Ferry Pub – food, refreshments, toilets and children’s play area.

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