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WALTON - EASTERN AREA, Hilly Fields & Stubbs Field
Hilly Fields and Stubbs Field.

This page covers the area from the hill above Brook Farm, southwards to Stubbs Field and Haw Park Lane.
For Brook Farm, click here.

It is bordered by Waterton's Wall to the west, and the parish boundary in the east.

The following footpaths pass through this area and/or Hilly Fields, using the names applied to this area when Walton's Public Rights of Way were described by the parish council in 1996:
■ PATH No. 3 - HILLY FIELDS (Shay Lane, B6378, Drain Beck Bridge, near Brooklands Estate, to Wintersett Parish Boundary, Drain Beck Bridge (another bridge over Drain Beck, also known as Santingley Beck).
■ PATH No. 14 - STUBBS FIELD (Eastern side of Haw Park Wood - Haw Park Lane Path No. 12).
■ PATH No. 18 - WALTON HALL EAST GATE. (Walton Hall to the East Gate). .

The map show the area as depicted on the Ordnance Survey Map 1854.

The railway is the Great Northern and Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (West Riding and Grimsby Section), nowadays the East Coast Main Line from Wakefield to Doncaster.

Thorntree Hill is shown as Wheatley Hill and there is a Stubbed Farm House alongside Waterton's Wall near the the area now known as Stubbs Wood. In recent years, Walton Park is also referred to as Waterton Park.

This map covers the area from the north-east corner of Walton Park (south of Brook Farm) to Stubbs Field and Haw Park. (Ordnance Survey 1852-4)
Click on the map to enlarge.

The following footpaths pass through this area and/or Brook Farm, using the names applied to this area when Walton's Public Rights of Way were described by the parish council in 1996:
■ PATH No. 3 - HILLY FIELDS (Shay Lane, B6378, Drain Beck Bridge, near Brooklands Estate, to Wintersett Parish Boundary, Drain Beck Bridge (another bridge over Drain Beck, also known as Santingley Beck).
■ PATH No. 14 - STUBBS FIELD (Eastern side of Haw Park Wood - Haw Park Lane Path No. 12).
■ PATH No. 18 - WALTON HALL EAST GATE. (Walton Hall to the East Gate).

■ The proposed HS2 High Speed Train route affects this area, go to the HS2 Section for more details.

Thorntree Hill is shown as Wheatley Hill and there is a Stubbed Farm House (also known as Stubbs Piece) alongside Waterton's Wall near the the area now known as Stubbs Wood. In recent years, Walton Park is also referred to as Waterton Park.

Click on theimages below to enlarge.

Vera and Thumper. Vera and Thumper
Instead of the usual aircraft flying high above to and from distant parts of the world, or heading towards Leeds Bradford Airport, two relics from the past flew over Walton on 7th September 2014.

The Last of the Many
Although 7,377 Lancaster aircraft were produced between 1941 and 1946, only two remain airworthy. One, 'Thumper', a Mk 1 is maintained by the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), and the other, 'Vera', named for its identification markings V-RA, a Mk X Lancaster, is maintained by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM).
For more information, and better pictures, visit the Royal Airforce website.





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