One hour and longer walking routes

​Join us on the Waterton podcast trail

We've produced a guided tour around one of the finest and historically most important areas in the district.

Download the trail leafletYour host Dave Mee and his walking companion Diane provide an entertaining accompaniment to your trip, where you’ll hear how David Attenborough’s hero Charles Waterton established the world’s first ever nature reserve here.

As you walk you’ll follow Podcast markers to keep you on track on your discovery trail of wildlife, bare-foot tree climbing, poachers, anaesthetics and cobblers!

The Wakefield Way

The Long Distance Walkers' Association is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas one walk is the Wakefield Way which is a 120km/75-mile loop around the boundary of Wakefield district in West Yorkshire, from Anglers Country Park via Gawthorpe, Castleford, Pontefract and South Kirkby

Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is the first long distance multi-user trail in the UK. Stretching the breadth of Northern England, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, it is a journey of 215 miles (346km).

Added to this are the north/south route options, between Leeds, York and Chesterfield, making around 350 miles (560km) of signed route to follow along a mixture of well surfaced canal and railway paths, tracks and bridleways, footpaths, cycle lanes and minor roads.

Knottingley Di​​scovery Trail

A family friendly walk with a fun quiz to do along the way​ - see the​ leaflet
Long walking routes

One hour walks

These one hour walks are designed to encourage people to go out and walk, to improve their health at the same time as discovering the green and open spaces on their doorstep. ​

We're currently updating our walking routes. Please check back here soon.

Contact us

Sport and Active Lifestyles

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 307820