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The Category Wakefield is a subset of West Yorkshire.


The following Wakefield Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Wakefield

Size (acreage)300

'Built as an ambitious statement by the Winn family between 1725-1785, Nostell is a showcase for elegant and fashionable design. It was created not simply as a home, but also to send out an important message about the family's wealth and social status.'

Description from

National Trust

*Pugneys Country Park
Size (acreage)250

Pugneys is one of several country parks managed by Wakefield Council and containing a number of attractive walks around and about.

See also

Pugneys Country Park. [GPS Cycle and Walking Routes]

*The Really Active Club [TRAC]

'It's the club for people who believe there's more to life than watching telly but don't want to dedicate their spare time to a single activity. The focus of the group though is walking. Walks range from the really gentle poddle to more strenuous long distance walks. But we don't just walk ...'

*Wakefield Council

'Walking routes - half hour ... Walking routes - 1 hour ... Longer walks ... Walks with buggies ... Walks with wheelchairs ... Wakefield health walks ... Public Rights of Way online map'

*Wakefield Walking Group

'Formed over 30 years ago and now has over 250 members. The Group welcomes new members to come along and join our walks. Walking boots, waterproofs and a packed lunch are required for all but the local evening walks ...'

*Wakefield Walking Womens Network

'We have over 100 members of all ages and abilities who enjoy walking in the countryside. These walks are open to all women in the surrounding areas of Wakefield.'

Cal-Der-Went Walk
Distance (miles)30

'Crossing 3 counties (West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire), the Cal-Der-Went walk links the rivers Calder with the Derwent and was devised by Geoffrey Carr in the 1970s.'

Description from

Visit Penistone

See also

The Cal-Der-Went Walk by John Merrill (The John Merrill Foundation, 2014)

Calder & Hebble Navigation
Distance (miles)22

'The navigation, which is part-canal and part-river, connects the Yorkshire and Pennine canals, and provides easy access for walking in the Pennines. Canal enthusiasts will appreciate the unusual waterways architecture, including quirky lever-operated locks.'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

See also

Calder and Hebble Navigation [Wikipedia] | Calder & Hebble Navigation [Milestone Society] (7 miles)

Southern Washlands Nature Corridor
Distance (miles)6

'Comprises a series of countryside sites less than a mile from Wakefield City Centre. The individual areas stretch from Stanley Ferry Flash in the north, through Parkhill and the Southern Washlands Nature Reserve, to Half Moon and the Ashfields in the south.'

Wakefield Rights of Way

Rights of Way Map  'Information displayed when a link is followed is taken from our definitive map which forms the legal record of public rights of way ... The information provided on The Wakefield District Public Rights of Way Map is provided for information purposes only. You should not rely upon it when you make, or refrain from making, any decision or when you take, or refrain from taking, any action.'

Description from

Wakefield Council

Wakefield Way
Distance (miles)70

'Circular walking route around the Wakefield Metropolitan District, visiting Wintersett Reservoir, Newmillerdam, Woolley, Bretton Hall, Bank Wood, Horbury Bridge, River Calder, Gawthorpe, Bottom Boat, Stanley Ferry, Aire & Calder Navigation Canal, Pontefract Park and East Hardwick.' Ramblers Routes has accessible for Members descriptions of 5 mile or so chunks of the Way.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Walks

'There are usually at least 60 sculptures in the landscape for you to see as well as special exhibitions and projects in the galleries and outdoors. Displays change throughout the year so call ahead if you plan to see something in particular ... You will probably need four hours to explore the furthest reaches of the Estate and sculpture displays'.

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