health walks - Wakefield Council

health walks - Summer 2014
3rd June Asda & the Old Colliery, St George’s
Walk off Standbridge Lane
20 - 30 mins
30 mins - 1hr
1hr - 1hr 30 mins
1hr 30 mins - 2hrs
Wakefield Health Walks are regular, short
walks that last between 20 minutes to 2
hours and are aimed at people of all abilities
and fitness levels. Each walk is lead by at
least one trained walk leader as part of the
National Walking for Health scheme.
Health walks are FREE and there is no
need to book.
You don’t need any fancy walking gear, just
sensible footwear and clothing suited to the
weather conditions.
Wakefield Central & West
Horbury weekly walk @ 10.15am ♥+♥♥+♥♥♥
Shepherds Arms, Cluntergate, Horbury
(approx 1 to 1½ hrs). Please note this group
do not meet on Bank Holiday Mondays.
10th June Carr Gate & East Ardsley
Carr Gate
North East area Castleford, Normanton,
24th June Navigation to Horbury Bridge
Broad Cut Lane
new this spring!
1st July Pugneys and the Castle
Pugneys paying CP 8th July Stanley Ferry and Bottomboat
Stanley Ferry
South East area Hemsworth, Kinsley,
Havercroft, Ackworth
15th July Crofton and Nostell Priory
Crofton Community Centre
22nd July Thornes Park to Horbury
Thornes Park
Altofts weekly walk @ 12.00 noon ♥♥
Methodist Church, Ship Corner WF6 2NJ
(Approx 1hr - 1½ hrs)
29th July Newmillerdam and Notton
Newmillerdam paying CP
5th August Outwood and Lee Moor (New)
Colliery Approach
12th August Hare Park via Santingley Lane
Crofton Community Centre
2nd September A Round of Pugneys Pugneys paying CP
8th October
Anglers, Walton and Hare Park
Park at Anglers
Chequerfield fortnightly walk @ 10.30am ♥♥♥
St Mary’s Community Centre, The Circle,
Chequerfield, Pontefract WF8 2AY
(Approx 1½ hrs). April 11th, 25th, May 9th,
23rd, June 6th, 20th, July 4th, 18th, Aug 1st,
15th, 29th, Sept 12th, 26th, Oct 10th, 24th.
Hemsworth weekly walk @ 10.00am
New Venue meet at Hemsworth Library, Market Street,
Hemsworth, WF9 4JY
Kettlethorpe Health Walk weekly @ 2.15pm ♥♥+♥♥♥
Kettlethorpe Weekly Health Walk @
2.15pm (40-60 mins) meet at Standbridge
Lane Community Centre (formerly
Standbridge Lane Primary School),
Standbridge Lane, Kettlethorpe, WF2 7NP
are not allowed. You do not need to be
an experienced walker but our walks are
intended for fitter walkers and are walked
at a fast pace.
If you would like to come on one of our walks
please contact a walk leader to let them know.
Walk leaders contact numbers
Joyce 01924 361083 07443 476636
Mike 01924 361083 07806 681048
Pauline 01924 370237 07907 827435
Sue 01977 648963 07806 611084
Walking for beginners ♥
from the new ‘Well in the Park’, Haw Hill
Park, Castleford Road, Normanton, WF6 2DP.
Day and times to be arranged – ring John
Pensrose on 01924 223893 for details.
Lock Lane weekly walk @ 10.00am ♥♥♥
Lock Lane Sports Centre, Castleford WF10 2JU (Approx 1hr - 1½ hrs)
Glasshoughton Centre weekly walk @ 10.30am ♥♥♥
Leeds Road, Castleford WF10 4PF
(Approx 1hr -1½ hrs)
19th August Foxholes via Newlands
Altofts Lock
New Southgate Surgery weekly walk @ 9.15am for 9.30am start ♥♥♥♥
(approx 1½ - 2 hrs)
Meet at Buxton Place (off Leeds Road),
Wakefield, WF1 3JQ. We meet in the surgery
car park but usually travel short distances to
open countryside and car share. Stanley Ferry weekly walk @ 11.00am
The Stanley Ferry (Top car park), Ferry Lane WF3 4LT (Approx 1 hr)
17th June Methley and the Calder
Hungate Lane
Stanley Ferry weekly walk @ 1.15pm
The Stanley Ferry (Bottom car park), Ferry
Lane WF3 4LT (approx 1½ hrs) Meet at
1.15pm for walk at 1.30pm prompt
26th August Bank Holiday - no walk today
Eastmoor weekly walk @ 10.15am ♥♥
St Swithuns Community Centre, Arncliffe Road WF1 4RW (approx. 1 ¼ hrs)
Crofton Community Centre fortnightly
walk @ 12.00 noon ♥♥♥♥
Middle Lane, Crofton WF4 1LB
(2hrs max of walking).
The group goes back to the community
centre at the end of the walk for
refreshments or has a stop during the
walk. Apr 8th, 22nd, May 6th, 20th, June
3rd, 17th, July 1st, 15th, 29th, Aug 12th,
26th, Sept 9th, 23rd.
Ossett weekly walk @ 10.00am
War Memorial Community Centre, Prospect Road WF5 8AN
Walton Social Club fortnightly walk @ 10.00am ♥♥♥♥
Shay Lane WF2 6LA
(approx 2hrs Walking with a stop half way).
Apr 3rd, 17th, May 1st, 15th, 29th, June
12th, 26th, July 10th, 24th, Aug 7th, 21st,
Sept 4th, 18th.
Airedale weekly walk@ 10:30 ♥♥♥
Ferry Fryston Miners Welfare
Off Borrowdale Drive, Ferry Fryston,
Castleford WF10 2NY (approx 1hr - 1½)
Ferrybridge fortnightly walk @ 10.30am ♥♥
Beauforth House Surgery Station Lane,
Ferrybridge WF11 8NJ
Apr 3rd, 17th, May 1st, 15th, 29th, June
12th, 26th, July 10th, 24th, Aug 7th, 21st,
Sept 4th, 18th
Ash Grove Surgery fortnightly walk @ 10:00am ♥♥♥+♥♥♥♥
Ash Grove Medical Centre, England Lane,
Knottingley WF11 0JA
(Approx 1 – 2 hrs) Apr 10th, 24th, May
8th, 22nd, June 5th, 19th, July 3rd, 17th,
31st, Aug 14th, 28th, Sept 11th, 25th.
Castleford Swimming Pool fortnightly
walk @ 10:00am ♥
On alternative Thursday mornings meeting
at Castleford Swimming Pool, Aketon Road,
Castleford, WF10 5DU, Apr 3rd, 17th, May
1st, 15th, 29th, June 12th, 26th, July 10th,
24th, Aug 7th, 21st, Sept 4th, 18th.
new this spring!
Featherstone Library & Community
Centre @ 10.00am ♥♥
On alternative Friday mornings - meet
at Featherstone Library, Victoria Street,
off Station Lane, Featherstone, WF7
5BB, commencing 4th April 2014
(Approx 1hr – 1½ hrs)
Normanton, Well Project fortnightly
walk@ 10:15 am ♥♥+♥♥
On alternate Friday mornings- meet at
The Well Project, 2A Sunny Bank, (next to
Sainsbury’s local) Woodhouse, Normanton,
WF6 1JS, April 11th, 25th, May 9th, 23rd,
June 6th, 20th, July 4th, 18th, Aug 1st,
15th, 29th, Sept 12th, 26th, Oct 10th, 24th.
Havercroft & Ryhill Community
Learning Centre (previously Havercroft
Skills Centre) fortnightly walk @
10.30am ♥♥
Off Mulberry Avenue, Havercroft, WF4 2BD
(approx. 1 hr to 1 ½ hrs). Apr 2nd, 16th,
30th, May 14th, 28th, June 11th, 25th, July
9th, 23rd, Aug 6th, 20th, Sept 3rd, 17th.
Nostell Priory Buggy Walks every 4
weeks starting 19th March
Doncaster Road, Nostell, Near Wakefield,
Meet in the Courtyard for a 10.30 am start
19th March, 16th April, 14th May, 11th
June, 9th July, 6th August, 3rd September
and 1st October
Kinsley weekly walk @ 10.00am ♥♥
Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Centre,
Wakefield Road, Kinsley WF9 5BP (approx. 45 mins -1½ hrs)
Nostell Priory weekly walk @ 10.30am ♥♥
Doncaster Road, Nostell, Near Wakefield WF4 1QE
From the new car park near the entrance to
the park (approx 1hr). Free parking & entry
to tea rooms for health walkers that arrive
before 10.30am
Nostell Priory weekly walk @ 10.30am ♥♥
Doncaster Road, Nostell, Near Wakefield WF4 1QE
From the New car park near the entrance
to the park (approx 1hr). Free parking &
entry to tea rooms for health walkers that
arrive before 10.30am
In addition to the health walks a number
of other organisations organise walks and
walking activities in the Wakefield district.
Health walks and rides are a great way of helping you to achieve this goal and
become more active more often.
We should all be aiming to build up to 150 minutes of moderate physical activity on at
least 5 days of the week. Moderate activities include anything that makes you breathe
more heavily and feel slightly warmer than normal. Most importantly you should still
be able to talk.
More Active, More Often
If you would like a copy of this leaflet in large print or another language please
contact the Health Improvement Team using any of the above contact methods.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01924 307348
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Summer 2014
health walks
wakefield district
Wakefield & District Walks (Pace L = Leisurely, M = Moderate)
Nostell Priory Bat Walk
on Saturday 3rd May @ 7pm £10 per
person includes supper
Nostell Priory Guided
Parkland Walks every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2pm from April – meet at
the Courtyard – free but £2.50 car parking
charge for non- members
The Wakefield Met
Group of the Ramblers
Association run a range of varied
walks throughout the local area including:
Wakefield Walking Club
Wakefield Countryside
& Conservation Service holds a programme of events and activities
including some interest walks.
Contact 01924 303980 to request a leaflet.
Wakefield Hospice
Saturday 17th May 2014
Pyjama Walk – 2 routes available 6 and 10 miles
Registration is £12 per person and
Places are limited, so book now to avoid
disappointment. You can register online at or contact
the fundraising office on 01924 213900
Wakefield Hospice
September Sponsored
organise regular walks of 5, 7, 10 and 12+ miles.
For more information including a
programme of walks visit www.
Sunday 28th September 2014 – 2
routes available: 4 and 10 miles
To be added to the mailing list for this
event, please contact the fundraising
department at Wakefield Hospice on 01924 213900
Wakefield Women’s
Walking Network Yorkshire Sculpture Park,
have weekend and midweek walks for
ladies only, member led group with walks
between 5 and 15 miles. For more
information visit
West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG
Walking Events April to September 2014
For more information and to book a place
Ursula von Rydingsvard
Exhibition Tours
RSPB Dawn Chorus Walk
Monday to Friday 2.30 pm Free
(excluding holidays and weekends)
Meet a YSP gallery invigilator in the foyer
of the underground gallery to begin this
exciting introductory talk
6th April, Landscape 7.00 am, Free
Meet at the YSP Centre, Free parking until
10.00 am
Join RSPB experts on a dawn walk through
the Park to identify some of Britain’s
beautiful birds
Art & Landscape Tours
The above walks are not organised or
monitored through Wakefield Council.
Every Saturday and Sunday 11.30 am,
Free, start at the Visitor Centre
Join a tour led by a YSP Volunteer which
explores the art and rich history defining
the landscape now home to Yorkshire
Sculpture Park
Historic Pleasure Grounds Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday 11.00 am
Free, start at the Visitor Centre
Join a walking tour led by a YSP Volunteer
which explore the history and landscape of
the Bretton estate
Taking a View
Art and landscape tours at YSP which
cater specifically for the needs of people
with dementia and those who support
them. Led by artists Gary Cromack and
Liadin Cooke. Experience a friendly,
accessible journey which offers new ways
of stimulating discussion and reminiscence.
For more information contact Gary
Cromack: E: [email protected] or
T: 01924 832533