Heath Common Family Walk - 12th May

Posted 12/5/2019

The weather was kind and the turnout was impressive for this delightful jaunt round the surprisingly expansive green space to be found in this corner of Wakefield.  Setting off from the car park in warm sunshine, after some early navigational difficulties caused by unclear directions on the Wakefield Council walk leaflet, we proceeded out into the wilds. We followed local green lanes to Warmfield and onto Goosehill Common.  Here, we took a detour, supposedly to a lake, the leaflet describing what sounded like a promising lunch spot.  However, we managed to venture off track slightly and had to work our way back onto the route, missing the lake altogether.  Thankfully, the weather - and consequently the spirits of our party - remained undampened!

The walk then took us into Kirkthorpe, where the village stocks made a pleasant substitute lunch spot, before taking the Trans Pennine Train past Half Moon Lake and then a short stretch on Kirkthorpe Lane back into Heath.  We retired to the wonderfully olde-worlde Kings Arms for post-walk refreshments and a read of their mouth-watering 3-course Sunday Lunch menu!

Thanks to the 23 adults and four kids who attended this one and a warm welcome to four new faces.  Kay Sourgeon, Coryne Vipurs, Julie Gill and Julie Turner all stepped out with DVWG for the first time today.  We hope to see you all again soon.  A special mention goes also to Trish MacDuff, who clocked up 800 miles of walking with the group.