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Roger Clarke's Walks - A few suggestions

A FEW SUGGESTIONS...

The CanalIf you've visited Salt's Mill and had a look at the wonderful United Reformed Church, opposite the Mill, why not turn left, away from the Village, and go down to the canal. If you’ve remembered to take some bread, most children love to feed the swans and ducks which gather here. Take care that they don’t fall in! Unfortunately, the Waterbus failed to run at all last year, to the disappointment of many visitors who came especially to ride on it. Who knows whether it will be reinstated this year! Children enjoyed it because they could experience going through a lock on a canal boat – very exciting as the water boils all around you! As a second best experience, you could walk them along the canal away from Salts Mill to Hirstwood lock (about half a mile – and then the same back again of course) and they can watch the boats going through, in the holiday season. If not, then go across the bridge over the River Aire – the sides are a metal lattice so that children can see through – and there’s an impressive weir nearby.You are then into Roberts Park, where they can run around and you can picnic.

To enlarge map click here. This walk [instructions below] goes along the canal and through some attractive woodland. It has mild gradients and few hazards other than the canal itself. Allow around 1 hours 15 minutes. However, I have to make the usual disclaimer – you’re responsible for yourselves out there, so take care! But of course my best tip is to join one of the guided tours around the Village, led by myself or my colleagues. Whether you do or not, I hope that you thoroughly enjoy your unique Mill and Village experience.

 

   

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