Walk: Pontefract

in Pontefract

This is a lovely short circuit of the town of Pontefract, made famous by the eponymous liquorice cakes and the death of Richard II in the town’s castle.

The Route

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  • Start Point: Pontefract
  • Finish Point: Pontefract
  • Distance: 2 Miles

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Walk Description

Starting near the station at Tanshelf there is a loop around the town taking in Pontefract Park, which is a local nature reserve. The reserve covers waterways, woodland and grassland with open water sections to the site as well. This is a lovely oasis to the pace of modern life and is seen as many in area as a place to find peace. There are several paths to take so you can explore at your own pace.

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