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.
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- what3words for start point: ///chairs.churn.lanes
- Start Point: Pontefract
- Finish Point: Pontefract
- Distance: 2 Miles
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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.