Wentbridge and Kirk Smeaton Family Walk - 13th May

Posted 13/5/2018

Our party of twelve adults and four children were greeted with glorious sunshine on arrival at the Blue Bell Inn, in the picturesque village of Wentbridge.  Setting off from the watering hole, we descended to the waters of the Went, taking a riverside footpath most of the way to Kirk Smeaton. Stopping short of the village, we crossed the river and then the wide open grassland of Smeaton Pasture, before doubling back onto Leys Lane back to the Equestrian Centre close to the A1.

The Went Valley does a good job of hiding you away from the heavy road and rail infrastructure close by but the illusion of open country had to be briefly suspended as we emerged from Jackson Lane and walked an inevitable 20 yards on a path alongside the A1, before descending steep steps to cross beneath the viaduct.  We then followed paths to rejoin Jackson Lane west of the main road and returned to Wentbridge via the ancient church.

Our party then retired to the Blue Bell for refreshments before going our separate ways. Well done to all who attended and a warm welcome to Chris Guest, Jean Booth, Jude Todd, Tania Pycock and Julie Grogan, all of whom were taking their first steps with DVWG today. We hope to see you all again soon.