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Click to enlargeThe last one remaining of of Waterton's stone hides or watchtowers, rebuilt a few years ago. The hide is located in the south-eastern corner of Walton Park in the Heronry area. Public access is permitted. Access is via a gate in the wall from Haw Park and a footpath through the trees inside the wall. There are fine views over Waterton Park Golf Course.
© J.S. Sargent, 12th June 2008
Click to enlargeThe hide has been restored by Rotary Club of Wakefield and other agencies with the help of a £25,000 National Lottery grant under the Local Heritage Initiative.

The roof has not been placed on the hide for 'structural reasons' (it has a flat roof instead) but is on display on the ground nearby.
© J.S. Sargent, 12th June 2008

Click to enlargeThe view from inside Waterton's Hide.
© John S. Sargent, 7th July 2005.
Click to enlargeView of Walton Hall from the vicinity of Waterton's Hide.
© John S. Sargent, 7th July 2005.
Click to enlargeWaterton's Watchtower, the nearby information board.
© John S. Sargent, 12th June 2008.
Click to enlarge Waterton's Watchtower from the golf course.
© John S. Sargent, 12th June 2008.
Click to enlargeView across Walton Park from the watch tower.
© J.S. Sargent, 7th July 2005
Click to enlargeA woodcarving representing the Old Squire, fittingly located near his watchtower.
© J.S. Sargent, 7th July 2005

Rotary Club Blue Plaque

Visit the Rotary Club site at
http://rotarywakefield.org.uk/



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