Here you can walk the 'The Waterton Trail' to where Charles Waterton, the famous 19th century naturalist, lived and founded the world's first nature reserve.
'The Waterton Trail' has four way marked trails for you to follow. Most routes are fairly level, not too strenuous and some are designed for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Download the Waterton Trail Walks leaflet for more detailed information about these walks www.wakefield.gov.uk
Don't forget to wear suitable footwear in winter. Small sections of these walks cross farmland. The farmers are aware of the rights of way which cross their land and welcome careful walkers.
In Haw Park Wood, there is open access, although it is better to keep to the woodland rides. When crossing the golf course, please be aware of the golfers.
Open all the time
Walton Hall, Walton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6PW
Map reference: SE 360164 Lat: 53.64286 Long: -1.45692
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 4 miles (6.4 kms) from Wakefield Westgate (4 miles). station