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Join us on a guided walks around some of the finest and historically most important areas in the district.
 
Your host Dave Mee and his walking companion Diane provide an entertaining accompaniment to your trips, where you’ll hear, amongst other things, how David Attenborough’s hero Charles Waterton established the world’s first ever nature reserve here.
 
As you walk you’ll hear what to look out for to keep you on track on your discovery trail of wildlife, flora and fauna, so make sure you've got your boots and appropriate clothing and get ready to go.

The podcasts are split into chapters and as each new chapter starts your podcast player will display a photograph of the podcast point location.

We hope you enjoy your walks - keep checking here for new additions.

Wakefield district audio tours mywakefield

    • Salud y forma física

Join us on a guided walks around some of the finest and historically most important areas in the district.
 
Your host Dave Mee and his walking companion Diane provide an entertaining accompaniment to your trips, where you’ll hear, amongst other things, how David Attenborough’s hero Charles Waterton established the world’s first ever nature reserve here.
 
As you walk you’ll hear what to look out for to keep you on track on your discovery trail of wildlife, flora and fauna, so make sure you've got your boots and appropriate clothing and get ready to go.

The podcasts are split into chapters and as each new chapter starts your podcast player will display a photograph of the podcast point location.

We hope you enjoy your walks - keep checking here for new additions.

    Haw Park Wood

    Haw Park Wood

    Point 1
    From the car park we’ll walk the half mile to the entrance to the woodland where we’ll see Larch or Pines, soon to be replace with native trees such as Oaks and Hazels. This will make the woodland a better habitat for native flora and fauna.
    Point 2
    Watertons watch tower. Charles Waterton created the world’s first nature reserve here in the grounds of Walton Hall and part of Haw Park wood.
    Point 3
    The wall was built to keep poachers out and protect the wildlife within. It’s three miles long and an average of nine feet high.
    Point 4
    Five Ways - you may find where the pixies live…
    Point 5
    Here are some of the rarest trees in the county, Wild Service trees whose fruit was used in medieval times for flavouring beer.
    Point 6
    Blue Bridge spanning the old Barnsley canal dated 1828.
    Point 7
    The beautiful Cold Hiendley reservoir, constructed to top up the canal due to use of the locks.
    Point 8
    Fox Well, named after the foxes seen regularly watering here.
    Point 9
    From here, if you’re quiet and still you may well see foxes and our native Roe deer.

    • 33 min

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