2.7 of 5 (150 votes)

Wetherby Circular via Thorp Arch

A leisurely walk (countryside) in West Yorkshire, England, about 9.10km (5.65 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 27m (88ft)
Descent 28m (91ft)
Max. Elevation 50m (164ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 55m (179ft)
Start & End
Wetherby Bus Station
Distance 9.10km
Duration ~2:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
2Created by mac.hawk on 12 Apr 2016
A very gentle circular stroll from Wetherby along a section of old railway line and wide tracks that's pretty much as flat as you could ever wish for. Benches at the church at Thorp Arch make a good mid-way stop if the weather's dry. Regular buses from Leeds, York, Castleford, Harrogate etc.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SE403480
From the bus station use the pedestrian crossing to cross the road and turn right to soon reach the junction with High Street.
OS Grid SE404480
Turn left up High Street and follow to just beyond the pedestrian crossing then turn right down Horsefair and continue to reach Hallfield Lane.
About 0.06 km (~0.04 miles) from
OS Grid SE405481
Turn left to follow Hallfield Lane past Wetherby High School. By St James Church (on the right) the road veers sharp left but continue ahead down a footpath.
About 0.15 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid SE409482
A short way beyond the church reach gates to the cemetery at right and at this point turn left and carry on ahead down Gunter Road.
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SE410485
At the end of Gunter Road reach the junction with Montagu Road and turn right. At the bottom of Montagu Road turn left briefly to reach the cycle way.
About 0.27 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SE411485
Turn right and follow the underpass under the A1(M) and follow the old Tadcaster to Wetherby railway line as it runs ahead, initially along the side of the racecourse.
About 0.15 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid SE430477
After 1 1/2 miles cross Walton Road (it's well wayposted here) and continue for another mile to reach the road by the prison (HMP Wealstun).
About 2.00 km (~1.24 miles) from
OS Grid SE438465
Turn right along Church Causeway towards All Saints Church. Upon reaching the church take a wayposted footpath on the right through a couple of fields to reach Thorp Arch village.
About 1.46 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid SE432461
At the road (by The Pax pub) turn right and follow the road (Wood Lane) for 1/2 mile to turn left down a wayposted track (Ebor Way/Wetherby).
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SE431469
Follow Flint Mill Lane for 3/4 mile to reach Flint Mill Grange and carry on directly up the incline through the farm into a field and follow the tree line on your left.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SE419474
Enter the next field and follow the fence on the left to reach a track junction, follow the track that heads ahead right between hedging (Heuthwaite Lane).
About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid SE410476
Follow the lane towards Parkhill Farm where a sharp right, then left takes you towards the motorway reaching a wide (wayposted) track. Turn left to soon reach the River Wharfe.
About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
OS Grid SE406475
At the river turn right and follow the river bank for 1/2 mile to reach Wetherby Bridge from which you can return to the bus station. Walk is approx 7 miles.
About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from

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