GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hazlewood Castle

9 miles (14.3 km)

This circular walk explores the area around the attractive Hazlewood Castle estate near Leeds.
The castle is now run as a hotel but you can enjoy an afternoon tea and a stroll around the nature trails in the bluebell woods. These are located to the west of the hall and also a include a mountain bike circuit.
This walk explores the countryside around the castle, visiting Hayton Wood, Aberford, the Cock Beck and Saxton. You'll also skirt the edge of the Lotherton Hall Estate which lies just to the south.
The route runs for about 9 miles with some pleasant country views to enjoy aong the way.

Postcode

LS24 9NJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Hazlewood Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Hazlewood Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1752626

Hazlewood Castle Hotel and wedding centre. The former home of the Vavasour family. There is plenty of interesting history connected with the castle as it overlooked the Battlefield for theBattle of Towtonin 1461. The battle took place during the EnglishWars of the Roses and was "probably the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil". During thepersecutionofCatholicsthrough the reign ofHenry VIIIthe site also providedrefugeforCatholic priests.

Footpath to Hazelwood Castle - geograph.org.uk - 3053326

Footpath to Hazelwood Castle. The castle was built towards the end of the 13th century and was transformed into amansionin the mid 18th century.

Hayton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 543969

Hayton Wood

Cross field path near Hayton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 3053357

Cross field path near Hayton Wood

Footbridge over Cock Beck - geograph.org.uk - 544820

Footbridge over Cock Beck. Hayton House Farm just visible through the clearing in the top right of the picture.

Great North Road Aberford - geograph.org.uk - 351394

Great North Road Aberford. This was once the A1 road to the north and for many years brought heavy traffic [and trade] to this linear village. A six lane motorway now passes to the east of Aberford.

The Greyhound Inn, Saxton (geograph 3409746)

The Greyhound Inn, Saxton

Chantry Lane - geograph.org.uk - 910305

Chantry Lane

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