Connect Pontefract with Slow Ways

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Pontefract

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Pontefract and Castleford, Darrington, Featherstone (Wakefield), Knottingley, South Elmsall

England / West Yorkshire / Pontefract

Pontefract’s five Slow Ways are 35% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 2/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

Help connect Pontefract

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Pontefract’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Pontefract from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Castleford—Pontefract
Caspon one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 88m Descent 49m
Featherstone (Wakefield)—Pontefract
Feapon one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 50m Descent 33m
Pontefract—Darrington
Pondar one Pioneer me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 29m Descent 45m
Pontefract—Knottingley
Ponkno one Pioneer me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 37m Descent 68m
Pontefract—South Elmsall
Ponsou one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 134m Descent 165m

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Collective progress

40% of Pontefract’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

2/5

reviewed

1/5

surveyed

0/5

verified

2 people have contributed to Pontefract’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Pontefract

20km out of 32km have been walked and reviewed

19km of reviews have been shared in Pontefract

Latest Updates

This route goes from Pontefract to South Elmsall using footpaths and bridleways to keep off road as much as possible....

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Pontefract

Pomfretiana surveyed Pontefract

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Pontefract

Pomfretiana surveyed Pontefract

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Good, mostly tarmac route through Pontefract Park. The roads at Glasshoughton can be busy but there are crossings. No real alternative to Glasshoughton....

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Castleford—Pontefract

Slow Ways added Caspon one, a new walk from Castleford to Pontefract

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Featherstone (Wakefield)—Pontefract

Slow Ways added Feapon one, a new walk from Featherstone (Wakefield) to Pontefract

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Pontefract—Darrington

Slow Ways added Pondar one, a new walk from Pontefract to Darrington

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Pontefract—Knottingley

Slow Ways added Ponkno one, a new walk from Pontefract to Knottingley

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Pontefract—South Elmsall

Slow Ways added Ponsou one, a new walk from Pontefract to South Elmsall

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Pontefract, Sat 22 June

13°

Clear night

Pontefract’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE4574722036

Lat / Lon

53.69279° / -1.30869°

Easting / Northing

445,747E / 422,036N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Pontefract and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Pontefract's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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