The Stanley Ferry Pub to Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve

The Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve is small but contains a wide variety of habitats and can be enjoyed in any season of the year.

Technical sheet
No. 3657233
A West Yorkshire walk posted on 24/07/20 by Wakefield Council. Update : 10/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h05[?]
Distance Distance : 2.4mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 23ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 23ft
Highest point Highest point : 92ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 66ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : West Yorkshire
Starting point Starting point : N 53.701599° / W 1.463401°
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Description

(D/A) Start in the car park at the Stanley Ferry Pub. Walk out of the car park and cross the main road, the path begins immediately in front of you.

(1) Walk down the narrow well-defined track to Smalley Bight Farm. Turn right at the signpost and pass through a wooden kissing gate. Keep to the board track through the farmyard and to the left of the Bungalow. Continue to where the track merges but walk straight ahead through a wooden gate on a green path as far as the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

(2) Turn left and walk on a tarmac track to the main Aberford Road. Cross the road and turn left. After about 100m turn right and walk onto Oak Avenue, continue onto Lime Pit Lane.

(3) Turn left, walk past the Café and cross the road. Locate the entrance to the Nature Reserve on your right. Enter the gate, walk 50m and turn right. Follow the path the whole way around the Reserve.

(4) Leave the Reserve, turn right and cross over Aberford Road. Take the path straight ahead and walk back to the Stanley Ferry Pub car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 69ft - Stanley Ferry Pub
1 : mi 0.42 - alt. 72ft - Smalley Bight Farm
2 : mi 0.73 - alt. 69ft - Water Lane
3 : mi 1.04 - alt. 82ft - Lime Pit Lane
4 : mi 1.68 - alt. 82ft - Reserve
D/A : mi 2.4 - alt. 69ft - Stanley Ferry Pub

Useful Information

An easy, level walk, mainly on good all-weather footpaths together with some roadside pavements. Paths in the Nature Reserve may become slippery in wet weather.

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

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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