Church Fenton Walks

Here you will find a varied selection of walks in and around the village of Church Fenton, put together by Kenny Smith. All the maps and directions for the following walks are in PDF format, this means you will need Acrobat Reader on your computer. If you haven't got it, you can download it free from the Adobe web site.

Map Information

All mapping made available by kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Church Fenton Parish Council. All compass bearings in the descriptions can be fed direct into the compass, as declination has been added, hence the 'Mag'.

O/S Maps showing Church Fenton are on 50,000 Series York and Selby No. 105 and 25,000 Series York (Selby and Tadcaster) No. 290. Church Fenton can be found at Grid reference SE. 514 - 369.

Bus Details

Buses to and from Tadcaster and Pontefract and all villages in between are No.s 492 and 493 (please check - these details were correct at the time of writing), and pass through Church Fenton every hour, as well as being served by the main Leeds to York, and Sheffield railway line.

The Walks

There are five walks detailed here, simply click on the title bar of the walk you are interested in and details of the walk, along with links to a map and directions will be displayed. To view the maps and directions for the following walks around Church Fenton simply click on the links below. These will open in a separate window, when you've finished reading them, just close it down by click on the X symbol in the top right corner and you will be brought back here.

Barkston Ash Wapentake Path
Information The path starts (and finishes) at Church Fenton Post Office in this case, but can be started anywhere along the route as it is a circular of approximately 5.5 mile or 9 Km.
Wapentake is believed to have meant "A showing of weapons" as in a vote. This wapentake was often held near a river, or road junction. In the case of Barkston Ash this would have been the old ash tree. (No longer there). This is the tee junction on the old London road. This path is thought to have followed part of the old Barkston Ash boundary, from centuries back.
Map Barkston Ash Wapentake Path
Directions Barkston Ash Wapentake Path
Carr Dyke Circular
Information This is a short walk, suitable for children, all very flat, easy walking.
Map Carr Dyke Circular
Directions Carr Dyke Circular
Paradise Wood Circular
Information This is a nice 5 mile circular, ideal for a picnic alongside wood, whilst bird and nature watching.
Map Paradise Wood Circular
Directions Paradise Wood Circular
RAF Camp Circular
Information This is a walk of just over 4 miles (6.8Km) and being a circular can be joined at any point. Please follow the map in a clockwise direction.
Map RAF Camp Circular
Directions RAF Camp Circular
Ryther Jubilee Circular
Information A nice, flat easy walk on farm tracks, access roads and field edge paths. Plenty of rarely seen flowers. Could be done by 7 year old upwards with no trouble. Two footbridges crossing high speed line for trainspotters. Approximate time 2-3 hours.
Map Ryther Jubilee Circular
Directions Ryther Jubilee Circular