3.2 of 5 (12 votes)

Plumpton Rocks - Wetherby to Follifoot

A moderate walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Leeds, England, about 11.50km (7.15 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 68m (223ft)
Descent 21m (68ft)
Max. Elevation 90m (295ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 89m (291ft)
Wetherby Bus Station
Distance 11.50km
Duration ~3:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
2Created by mac.hawk on 24 Feb 2016
Plumpton Rocks, what a wonderful site. Fantastic rock formations inside a wonderful woodland. It's private land so there is an admission charge but it's well worth the money, pre-high school kids will love it. This is a mainly flat walk, initially along the route of an old railway line. Follifoot currently has a Mon-Sat hourly service - 770 Leeds to Harrogate (07.30 to 18.30).

Walk Functions


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OS Grid SE403480
Alight at the bus station & turn left up High Street then ahead into North Street & finally into Deighton Road shortly after which take the wayposted track on the left onto the old railway line.
OS Grid SE405487
Simply follow the old railway line (a section of the Harland Way) a little over 3 miles to Spofforth village.
About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SE364507
Where the track leads to the road carry on ahead to soon reach the main road junction and turn right (or carry on ahead to reach the Castle ruins before returning here).
About 4.60 km (~2.86 miles) from
OS Grid SE362509
Follow the road as it passes All Saints Church on the left, crosses Crimple Beck then take the access point on the left and follow the beck upstream.
About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid SE365511
Follow the beck upstream for 1 1/2 miles until you approach a minor road.
About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SE349530
When you get near the road turn right and follow the edge of Brown Hill Wood (on your left) to soon reach the A661 road.
About 2.48 km (~1.54 miles) from
OS Grid SE352534
At the A661 turn right briefly to reach the entrance to Plumpton Rocks on the left.
About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid SE355535
A short way up the drive find the entrance to Plumpton Rocks on the left. An admission fee is payable (see their website for details) and begin the adventure, younger children will love it!
About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SE341525
After wandering the delights of Plumpton Rocks return to Crimple Beck and take the road SW to Follifoot.
About 1.71 km (~1.06 miles) from
OS Grid SE341524
The walk is approx 7 1/2 miles excluding any mileage undertaken in/around Plumpton Rocks - I'd add at least a mile.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from

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