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A steady (not slow) paced walk taking in some of the Wentworth Follies such as the Eye of the Needle, Hoober Stand and and some other architectural delights eg the very grand Wentworth Castle grounds.
Some hill, a couple of sections of road walking as well but not especially difficult.
Dogs should be fine but will need to be on lead at times eg Wentworth Castle grounds.
Parking at the car park that is further from the Heritage Centre, opposite the park or was it a putt and pitch. I may have to update this detail. It was the carpark that Google maps sent us to anyway.
The car park has a staked off area we can meet on to avoid getting in the way of other cars as it can be pretty busy there.
*Apologies to those who can't make the new date, please update your RSVP if you are not able to attend. *
This is a repeat of a walk Ann did previously so the details and start time may change.
This walk is a mixture of road, track, woods and tow path. It has a couple of hills which are not significant and no stiles. I have decided to do the walk in the opposite direction to last time so that means the one steep hill we walked up last time we now go down!
The walk will start at the Horse and Jockey pub at Horbury Bridge. We walk from there onto the tow path which leads us to Thornhill Rectory Park where we cross the road and then head for a short distance through housing but then it’s tracks and woodland until we reach Overton where there is a Garden Centre. I have checked with the Garden Centre and they are doing Takeaway coffee and food for anyone who would like to use that option as we will be stopping for our lunch break soon afterwards. The Coffee Shop is inside the garden centre and has a toilet but because of its location I don’t think we can all just troupe in but it is obviously an option for those in need especially if some purchases are made. We continue a very short distance to a cemetery where I intend to stop for lunch. From there it is a mixture of woods, track and road heading eventually to the main Huddersfield/Wakefield Road and back to our cars.
Unfortunately parking at the pub isn’t an option as they only have a small car park which they want to keep for regulars but there is a reasonable amount of street parking in the area but car sharing where possible would obviously make things easier.
Dogs should be ok on this walk but there is some road walking and also a couple of busy roads to cross.
Don't worry if you see "Unpaid" by your name. We don't use that system - just £1 on the day please.
Christine's boring bit (the good bits are lower down but you do need to know this).
1. We will do another festive walk open to all but this event is not open to new members. You must have walked with us before.
2. This event is a walk followed by a meal. You can't sign up to walk only as you will only get moved off the waiting list once you have paid. Again, we will do another event for those who want to be festive but not in a restaurant.
3. we haven't sorted the walk yet, 6 or 7 miles? Not too strenuous, details to follow.
Sue's more interesting bit:
BRIGHOUSE HERE WE COME…
We will need ALL your food money in advance £12.49 please (see menu in photos). There are NO refunds unless someone else can take your place.
When you have paid your deposit you will be placed onto the going list…be patient 😊
30 places only for food. Area booked from[masked]
Details of how to pay will be messaged or emailed to those on the list