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Walton Hall Park

3 miles (5 km)

A walk around the pretty parkland surrounding Walton Hall in Wakefield. Walton Hall isa Georgian mansion on an island surrounded by its own lake. The walk takes you past the lake, into the woodland of Haw Park and then along the Barnsley Canal.
The Trans Pennine Trail runs past the park so you could continue your walk along the Barnsley Canal or head to the nearby Anglers Country Park.

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Walton Hall Lake and Sundial - geograph.org.uk - 40964

Walton Hall Lake and sundial, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Walton Hall was the home of the 19th-century eccentric naturalist Charles Waterton. The Hall, now a hotel and restaurant, is on an island reached by an elegant footbridge. This view shows Waterton's elaborate sundial.

Walton Hall, dwarfed by a giant beech tree - geograph.org.uk - 1772697

Walton Hall, dwarfed by a giant beech tree. Golfers wander across the course with the magnificent Palladian style mansion.

Walton Hall and lake, Walton - geograph.org.uk - 317932

Walton Hall and lake, Walton

Weathered Sandstone at Waterton Park. - geograph.org.uk - 247355

Weathered Sandstone at Waterton Park. While walking the dogs one day, the pattern on this piece of sandstone caught my eye. It almost looks like woodgrain. This is a section of the Waterton Park perimeter wall, also known as Walton Hall. Walton Hall is famous not only locally but throughout the world as the home of Charles Waterton, the famous naturalist who died in 1865. Squire Waterton transformed the lake and its surrounding parkland into the world's first wildfowl reserve and sanctuary. Many species still breed here today. Walton Hall was built by Charles Waterton's father in the eighteenth century.

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