(Image of Wainhouse Tower by Yorkshire Frontiers).
An insight into Wainhouse Tower, the world’s tallest folly and the area surrounding it. Who built it, why and when? Its height, the number of steps, how was it built without modern machinery. The trail takes a look at the industry and housing in the area. Access to the tower is not included.
Meet Sue Hanson at Wakefield Gate, adjacent to the Tower, off Skircoat Moor Road, HX2 7EN
Most walks lasts 2 to 2¼ hours and those are fairly easy walking – normally on surfaced paths. A few walks are a little longer, use rural paths or are harder walking – there will be a note in the text about those. Walks suitable for powered wheelchairs are noted as such (though a short diversion may be needed in places). Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on lead are allowed on walks unless otherwise noted.
The majority of walks are circular finishing at the starting point however a few walks are linear and these are marked in the text.
Except where stated otherwise, the charge for our walks is £4 (all ages) and £5 for booked walks.
The majority of walks are circular finishing at the starting point; however a couple of walks are linear and these are marked in the text. Longer walks are indicated in the text.
We must reserve the right not to take anyone on walks who seems unlikely to cope with the conditions. Every effort is made to adhere to the published programme, but we must also reserve the right to cancel or amend any walk if circumstances make that necessary. These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
Unless stated, walks begin at 2pm. Please wear appropriate footwear.